by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,149thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,002ndMost Authoritarian: 4,756th
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Population301 million



The Empire of Ardretia is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its public floggings, enslaved workforce, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 301 million Ardretians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eldia. The average income tax rate is 79.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ardretian economy, worth 20.7 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 68,721 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap, billions of dollars are being poured into a space program, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Ardretia, and students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardretia's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ardretia is ranked 156,041st in the world and 6,926th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -2.37 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,149thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,002ndMost Authoritarian: 4,756thMost Influential: 5,132ndTop
Most Conservative: 11,093rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,841stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,425thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,506thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,022ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,217thHealthiest Citizens: 16,146thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,556thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,247thMost Extreme: 17,400thMost Secular: 20,566th
Most Authoritarian: 230th in the regionMost Extreme: 356th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 378th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 509th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 598th in the regionMost Conservative: 615th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 654th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 675th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 756th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 777th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 800th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 842nd in the region

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