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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th Most Ignorant Citizens: 49th
The PS2 Puppet of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Stop reading my motto!
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Aqualagoon

Population6.27 billion

CurrencyRaindrop
AnimalTrout

The PS2 Puppet of Aqualagoon is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.27 billion Aqualagoonians 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 tiny, corrupt, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Welfare and Healthcare not funded at all. The average income tax rate is 6.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aqualagoonian economy, worth 951 trillion Raindrops 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 large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture and Trout Farming. 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 151,730 Raindrops, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Babies are a small but significant export, a life spent suffering in silence is considered noble, the police force is rumoured to be made up of evil shadows with no souls, and kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aqualagoon's national animal is the Trout, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aqualagoon is ranked 114,593rd in the world and 4,504th in the West Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 44.51 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4thMost Ignorant Citizens: 49thHighest Crime Rates: 102ndMost Armed: 114thMost Primitive: 116thMost Devout: 204thMost Rebellious Youth: 498thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 555thMost Subsidized Industry: 653rdBest Weather: 1,020thNudest: 1,149thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,364thTop
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Most Avoided: 1,785thLargest Black Market: 2,999thFattest Citizens: 3,141stHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,223rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,184thMost Efficient Economies: 6,765thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,972ndTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 10,836thHighest Average Incomes: 12,126thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,201stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,825thHighest Economic Output: 15,252nd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionNudest: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionMost Avoided: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 47th in the regionFattest Citizens: 62nd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 80th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 128th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 142nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 245th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 268th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 269th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 334th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 342nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 425th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 497th in the regionMost Influential: 568th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aqualagoon's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Aqualagoon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, the police force is rumoured to be made up of evil shadows with no souls.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, a life spent suffering in silence is considered noble.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, babies are a small but significant export.
  • : Following new legislation in Aqualagoon, peer pressure from cooler world leaders directs Aqualagoonian government policy.
  • : Aqualagoon relocated from Balder to The West Pacific.
  • : Aqualagoon's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Aqualagoon's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".

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