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The Authoritarian Kingdom of Akwinem

“Dux noster incentiuis in ignes sit sanguis regnum”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Nipper

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The Authoritarian Kingdom of Akwinem is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Seth with an iron fist, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, strictly enforced bedtime, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.95 billion Akwinemians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Great Seth City. The average income tax rate is 55.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Akwinemian economy, worth 392 trillion Coins 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. 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 99,422 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

War criminals are given full state funerals, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, rural Akwinemians stare in awe at the bright lights of the big cities, and the best spies are positively radiant after completing a big mission. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Akwinem's national animal is the Panther, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Leaderism.

Akwinem is ranked 259,651st in the world and 1,284th in Europe for Smartest Citizens, with 0.32 quips per hour.

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Most Primitive: 340thMost Ignorant Citizens: 566thLargest Mining Sector: 1,221stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,341stMost Devout: 2,082ndTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,678thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,700thMost Avoided: 3,310thMost Patriotic: 5,088thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,858thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,592ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,731stLargest Black Market: 6,978thNudest: 8,143rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,680thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,902ndMost Authoritarian: 11,991stTop
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Most Conservative: 14,256th
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Most Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 26th in the regionNudest: 31st in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionMost Patriotic: 55th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 55th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 74th in the regionMost Extreme: 100th in the region

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