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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,127thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,514thMost Inclusive: 3,977th
The Open Access Movement of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Information is power.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Aaron Swartz

Population11.357 billion

CapitalBrooklyn
LeaderHacker
FaithAgnostic Pantheism

CurrencyComputer Program
AnimalInternet Activist

The Open Access Movement of Aaron Swartz is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Hacker with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, frequent executions, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 11.357 billion Aaron Swartzians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brooklyn. The average income tax rate is 89.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aaron Swartzian economy, worth a remarkable 1,861 trillion Computer Programs 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 a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 impressive 163,926 Computer Programs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", it's not just poseurs who wear oversized sound-cancelling headphones as they walk the city streets, there's sophisticated talk of revolution within the ever-expanding mining colonies, and many working fathers have never seen their children. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aaron Swartz's national animal is the Internet Activist, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic Pantheism.

Aaron Swartz is ranked 130,914th in the world and 331st in NationStates for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 441.76 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,127thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,514thMost Inclusive: 3,977thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,004thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,271stNicest Citizens: 4,644thMost Cultured: 5,066thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,164thMost Armed: 6,417thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,709thMost Stationary: 7,237thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,744thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,129thHighest Economic Output: 8,318thLargest Governments: 8,666thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,048thLargest Retail Industry: 9,113thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,229thHighest Average Incomes: 10,887thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,995thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,899thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,021stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,235thLargest Black Market: 12,497thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,629thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,850thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,233rdMost Beautiful Environments: 13,318thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,745thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,617thLowest Crime Rates: 20,480thMost Influential: 20,899thMost Developed: 21,486thLargest Populations: 22,559th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 31st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 38th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 39th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 41st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, many working fathers have never seen their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, there's sophisticated talk of revolution within the ever-expanding mining colonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, it's not just poseurs who wear oversized sound-cancelling headphones as they walk the city streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, Internet Activists that venture near secret military bases are routinely executed for espionage.
  • : Aaron Swartz was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, the leaders of Aaron Swartz are given the nod by their predecessors.
  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail.
  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, the Brooklyn Women's Prison Choir now has a baritone section.
  • : Following new legislation in Aaron Swartz, the letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together.

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