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The Enchanting Republic of Ajek

“There's no one left for us to blame”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Enchanting Republic of Ajek is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its deadly medical pandemics, state-planned economy, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.966 billion Ajekians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ajekian economy, worth a remarkable 1,264 trillion Izleks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Pizza Delivery, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 84,481 Izleks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The people's love for Leader is little more than self-preservation, Tetris has been banned for its graphic violent content, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield, and it is illegal to make racist remarks in public. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ajek's national animal is the elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ajek is ranked 16,771st in the world and 490th in Lazarus for Largest Populations, with 15.0 billion Capita.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,639thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,831stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,101stMost Primitive: 3,732ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,733rdLargest Black Market: 4,906thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,657thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,102ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,771stMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,727thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,709thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,883rdMost Advanced Public Education: 11,947thTop
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Safest: 14,442ndHighest Economic Output: 14,453rdLargest Populations: 16,771stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,862ndMost Corrupt Governments: 19,522ndLargest Governments: 19,732ndMost Rebellious Youth: 22,340th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 119th in the regionMost Primitive: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 180th in the regionLargest Black Market: 221st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 359th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 391st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 477th in the regionLargest Populations: 490th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 494th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 536th in the regionMost Stationary: 575th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 582nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 611th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 729th in the regionMost Influential: 732nd in the regionSafest: 786th in the region

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