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The Holy Meritocratic Republic of Argyres

“Fluctuat nec mergitur!”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: The New Meritocracy

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

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The Holy Meritocratic Republic of Argyres is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Iason Argyres with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 37.471 billion Argyris live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Adelphia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Argyri economy, worth a remarkable 7,023 trillion Stephanies a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 187,438 Stephanies, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 942,828 per year while the poor average 20,826, a ratio of 45.3 to 1.

At least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Iason Argyres's wardrobe, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Argyres's national animal is the moose, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Argyres is ranked 22,812th in the world and 8th in The New Meritocracy for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 234.2 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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1%
Largest Gambling Industry: 97thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 733rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 990thLargest Populations: 1,276thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,339thHighest Economic Output: 1,382ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,472ndFattest Citizens: 1,546thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,773rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,884thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,436thTop
5%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,819thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,888thLargest Mining Sector: 2,980thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,546thMost Avoided: 4,208thHighest Crime Rates: 4,734thRudest Citizens: 5,725thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,214thHighest Average Incomes: 8,958thNudest: 9,787thSmartest Citizens: 10,100thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,573rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,804thMost Stationary: 13,150thTop
10%
Most Armed: 13,774thMost Influential: 13,799thLargest Retail Industry: 15,185thMost Efficient Economies: 16,810thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,571stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,232ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,812thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,484thMost Inclusive: 25,753rd
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10%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the region

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