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Largest Black Market: 159thHighest Poor Incomes: 178thLargest Publishing Industry: 228th
The Fact Is Marble Is Queen of
Corrupt Dictatorship
I'm The Coolest Thing There Ever Was.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The World of Ares

Population16.075 billion



The Fact Is Marble Is Queen of The World of Ares is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Marble with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.075 billion Goliaths are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Felix. The average income tax rate is 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pakkan economy, worth a remarkable 6,960 trillion Tangs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 432,991 Tangs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The World of Ares has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive, relationships often break down when doctors tell couples they are genetically incompatible, and the church declares that everyone should get a large serving of nuts daily. Crime is totally unknown. The World of Ares's national animal is the Ant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Daddy.

The World of Ares is ranked 13,083rd in the world and 14th in Eladen for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 9,219.05 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Largest Black Market: 159thHighest Poor Incomes: 178thLargest Publishing Industry: 228thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 518thHighest Average Incomes: 562ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 566thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 638thHighest Economic Output: 1,022ndMost Armed: 1,107thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,112thMost Cultured: 1,152ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,165thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,170thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,233rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,311thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,314thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,600thMost Devout: 1,683rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,748thSmartest Citizens: 1,869thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,976thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,001stMost Efficient Economies: 2,285thTop
Most Developed: 2,447thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,478thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,880thLargest Governments: 3,097thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,260thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,584thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,645thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,571stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,329thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,416thMost Inclusive: 7,901stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,142ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,216thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,437thTop
Largest Populations: 12,673rdLargest Retail Industry: 13,083rd
Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the region

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