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Most Efficient Economies: 3rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th
The Armed Corporations of
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If you have money, nothing is impossible!
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Aurora Islands

Population28.447 billion

CapitalAurora City
LeaderGeneral John Westmoreland

Currencygolden dollar
Animalgolden hummingbird

The Armed Corporations of Aurora Islands is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by General John Westmoreland with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 28.447 billion Auroraians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aurora City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Auroraian economy, worth an astonishing 26,253 trillion golden dollars 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, Retail, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 922,893 golden dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 8,644,210 per year while the poor average 8,303, a ratio of 1,041 to 1.

Computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', biological warfare is used to solve small disagreements, and legions of police officers force people to move into massive urban apartments. Crime is totally unknown. Aurora Islands's national animal is the golden hummingbird, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aurora Islands is ranked 51st in the world and 1st in Commonwealth of Liberty for Most Secular, with 99.37 Atheism Rate.

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Most Efficient Economies: 3rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6thRudest Citizens: 7thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14thMost Corrupt Governments: 14thHighest Average Incomes: 17thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22ndFattest Citizens: 23rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 27thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 28thLargest Retail Industry: 33rdHighest Economic Output: 37thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 38thMost Avoided: 42ndLargest Insurance Industry: 46thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 47thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 49thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 51stMost Secular: 51stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 53rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 57thLargest Agricultural Sector: 84thMost Armed: 90thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 97thLargest Mining Sector: 109thLargest Gambling Industry: 136thSmartest Citizens: 142ndLargest Governments: 180thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 181stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 183rdMost Subsidized Industry: 253rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 277thLargest Publishing Industry: 347thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 484thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,013thMost Cultured: 1,145thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,175thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,687thLowest Crime Rates: 2,423rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,823rdLargest Populations: 2,956thMost Influential: 5,300thLargest Black Market: 6,627thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,450thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,417thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,839thMost Pro-Market: 19,135thHighest Drug Use: 20,586th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 11th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, legions of police officers force people to move into massive urban apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, biological warfare is used to solve small disagreements.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, the nation is in perpetual campaign mode.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, it is common to see Maxémon Trainer listed on Auroraian resumés.
  • : Following new legislation in Aurora Islands, millions of golden dollars have been thrown into a project to find the cure for Mad Golden Hummingbird Disease.

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