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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,942nd
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy Narrow-Minded Backwoodsy Bigots
By The People For The People
Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Ambiaris

Population1.04 billion

Currencyguilder
Animalkiwi

The Republic of Ambiaris is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed population of 1.04 billion Ambiarisians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 32.3%.

The sizeable but inefficient Ambiarisian economy, worth 43.6 trillion guilders 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 Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 41,887 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers, child labor has been outlawed, primary candidates are replaced if they fail to compliment Leader's hair, and excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ambiaris's national animal is the kiwi, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ambiaris is ranked 117,914th in the world and 2nd in The Larry Pact for Most Cultured, scoring 64 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,942nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, primary candidates are replaced if they fail to compliment Leader's hair.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, child labor has been outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Ambiarisians.
  • : Ambiaris's influence in The Larry Pact rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Ambiaris's influence in The Larry Pact rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Ambiaris's influence in The Larry Pact rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards.
  • : Following new legislation in Ambiaris, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.

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