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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd Fattest Citizens: 4th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th
The Miserable Land of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
We're better than you
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Aramanchovia

Population17.09 billion

CapitalArazmaz
LeaderThe Leader
Faithworshiping The Leader

CurrencyCoin
AnimalFossil

The Miserable Land of Aramanchovia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its vat-grown people, conspicuous electricity pylons, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.09 billion Aramanchovians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arazmaz. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aramanchovian economy, worth an astonishing 12,887 trillion Coins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 754,114 Coins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,667,435 per year while the poor average 12,089, a ratio of 551 to 1.

Foreign governments regularly accuse the Aramanchovian military of war crimes, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice, the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams, and deli patrons examine their roast beef for undetonated explosives. Crime is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aramanchovia's national animal is the Fossil, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is worshiping The Leader.

Aramanchovia is ranked 171,128th in the world and 153rd in Rest In Peace for Highest Average Tax Rates, with -39.68 Effective Tax Rate.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rdFattest Citizens: 4thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5thMost Corrupt Governments: 8thMost Avoided: 10thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15thLargest Gambling Industry: 20thHighest Disposable Incomes: 22ndMost Armed: 33rdLargest Retail Industry: 33rdHighest Average Incomes: 36thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 38thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 44thRudest Citizens: 47thLargest Insurance Industry: 52ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 56thMost Scientifically Advanced: 59thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78thMost Secular: 82ndLargest Mining Sector: 113thHighest Crime Rates: 136thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 140thHighest Economic Output: 167thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 213thLargest Agricultural Sector: 326thMost Efficient Economies: 332ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 422ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 425thNudest: 900thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,860thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,951stMost Pro-Market: 1,983rdLargest Black Market: 4,555thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,000thLargest Populations: 6,742ndTop
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Highest Drug Use: 16,679th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, deli patrons examine their roast beef for undetonated explosives.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, foreign governments regularly accuse the Aramanchovian military of war crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, electricity company executives pray nightly to Zeus and Thor.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, government officials are phoning up good-looking celebrities to say they want to breed with them.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, Aramanchovian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.

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