by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 308thMost Stationary: 348thMost Influential: 659th
The Aeonian Citadel of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Nukes can't stop us, but a giant foot is another story
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Population37.652 billion

CapitalDarakin Citadel
LeaderAshton Q Westchester III


The Aeonian Citadel of Darakin is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ashton Q Westchester III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 37.652 billion Darakini love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Darakin Citadel. The average income tax rate is 10.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Darakini economy, worth 174 trillion shmingels a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,643 shmingels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ignorance is considered a politically desirable quality, being dead no longer has any benefits, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, and it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Darakin's national animal is the puma, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Darakin is ranked 241,376th in the world and 9,085th in the South Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 308thMost Stationary: 348thMost Influential: 659thLargest Populations: 1,187thBest Weather: 1,953rdMost Pacifist: 2,058thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,369thSafest: 2,497thNicest Citizens: 2,541stTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,274thMost Devout: 3,328thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,568thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,629thHealthiest Citizens: 4,414thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,440thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,595thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,730thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,471stHighest Food Quality: 8,980thMost Cultured: 9,990thLowest Crime Rates: 10,136thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 12,890thSmartest Citizens: 13,629thMost Inclusive: 16,957thMost Income Equality: 20,386th
Most Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 41st in the regionBest Weather: 59th in the regionMost Devout: 68th in the regionMost Pacifist: 70th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 70th in the regionSafest: 73rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 78th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 97th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 100th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 103rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 167th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 175th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 206th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 260th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 285th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 289th in the regionMost Cultured: 299th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 419th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 433rd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 620th in the regionLargest Governments: 808th in the regionMost Income Equality: 912th in the region

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