by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,001stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,723rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,744th
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Population17.818 billion

CapitalMountain Dojo
LeaderThe Flying Ninja

AnimalAfroed Eagle

The Unspeakably Zen Republic of Aroa is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Flying Ninja with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 17.818 billion Aroans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mountain Dojo. The average income tax rate is 52.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aroan economy, worth a remarkable 1,859 trillion anoes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 104,385 anoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military officers are given medals for disobeying orders, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly, the 'sing-a-long with The Flying Ninja' album is a popular souvenir, and behind every local dictator is an Aroan advisor whispering in their ear. Crime is totally unknown. Aroa's national animal is the Afroed Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Aroa is ranked 11,051st in the world and 623rd in The North Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,529.35 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Influential: 2,001stTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 4,723rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,744thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,679thHighest Economic Output: 9,052ndBest Weather: 9,757thLargest Populations: 10,442ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,051stMost Developed: 11,494thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,551stMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,636thMost Cultured: 11,716thTop
Smartest Citizens: 12,444thHealthiest Citizens: 13,253rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,491stMost Rebellious Youth: 13,823rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,477thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,023rdLongest Average Lifespans: 15,242ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,276thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,454thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,188thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,407thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,831stSafest: 22,159thMost Inclusive: 22,168thNicest Citizens: 23,061st
Largest Populations: 152nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 220th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 269th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 284th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 505th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 512th in the regionBest Weather: 577th in the regionMost Cultured: 599th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 604th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 623rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 640th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 663rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 679th in the regionMost Developed: 687th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 723rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 754th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 755th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 766th in the regionMost Influential: 774th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 806th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 880th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 885th in the region

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