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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,768thMost Secular: 1,991stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,779th
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Akragas

Population4.254 billion

CapitalPorto Empedocle
Leaderthe Premier of the Republic
Faithatheism

Currencydrachma
Animalcrab

The Democratic Republic of Akragas is a massive, safe nation, ruled by the Premier of the Republic with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.254 billion Akragantines are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porto Empedocle. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Akragantine economy, worth 532 trillion drachmas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 125,293 drachmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Blind dates reemerge as a necessary evil in the quest for love, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, builders across Akragas are blocked up with orders for new public loos, and elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Akragas's national animal is the crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is atheism.

Akragas is ranked 53,292nd in the world and 50th in New West Indies for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,572.71 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,768thMost Secular: 1,991stTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,779thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,226thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,892ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,234thNicest Citizens: 5,348thBest Weather: 6,428thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,838thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,018thMost Income Equality: 7,203rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,424thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,472ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,000thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,081stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,129thMost Inclusive: 9,656thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,692ndMost Developed: 9,730thLargest Governments: 9,953rdMost Pacifist: 10,253rdMost Subsidized Industry: 10,304thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 10,389thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,667thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,320thLowest Crime Rates: 12,515thSmartest Citizens: 12,834thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,958thMost Politically Free: 17,820thMost Efficient Economies: 18,834thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,412thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,019thHighest Average Incomes: 20,368th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Akragas was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and Most Pacifist.
  • : Akragas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Akragas, elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens.
  • : Following new legislation in Akragas, builders across Akragas are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Akragas, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in Akragas, blind dates reemerge as a necessary evil in the quest for love.
  • : Following new legislation in Akragas, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Following new legislation in Akragas, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50.
  • : Following new legislation in Akragas, solid-gold toilets are Akragantine prisons' least expensive furnishings.
  • : Akragas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.

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