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Largest Populations: 2,152ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,273rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,510th
The Federation of The Spirit of
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Athine

Population30.021 billion

CapitalSanderson Beck
LeaderCarl Sagan
FaithJainism

Currencyspaceopolite
Animalflying fox

The Federation of The Spirit of Athine is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Carl Sagan with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, humorless population of 30.021 billion Athineans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanderson Beck. The average income tax rate is 83.1%.

The Athinean economy, worth a remarkable 1,773 trillion spaceopolites 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, highly specialized black market in Information Technology and Book Publishing. 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 59,080 spaceopolites, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

The nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, and Athine is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. Crime is totally unknown. Athine's national animal is the flying fox, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Jainism.

Athine is ranked 180,445th in the world and 2nd in Peacemakers for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -6.71 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Populations: 2,152ndTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,273rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,510thLargest Black Market: 7,308thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,448thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,093rdMost Pacifist: 8,385thHighest Economic Output: 8,831stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,139thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,416thHighest Drug Use: 16,608thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,468thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,986thSafest: 21,055th

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  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Athine's influence in Peacemakers fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use and the Top 10% for Largest Governments.
  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Athine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.

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