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The Burnt World of Athas

“Only The Strong Survive”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Political Freedoms:
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Location: Athas

Regional Influence: Power


The Burnt World of Athas is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tithian of Mericles with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, fear of technology, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.798 billion Athasians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Environment, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tyr. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Athasian economy, worth a remarkable 7,393 trillion gold pieces a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 415,426 gold pieces, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,507,704 per year while the poor average 81,523, a ratio of 18.5 to 1.

Political activists are routinely executed, bungee jumpers rarely go splat, nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths, and flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Athas's national animal is the Thri-kreen, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Psionics.

Athas is ranked 56,251st in the world and 5th in Athas for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,041.25 Tourists Per Hour.

Largest Gambling Industry: 3rdLargest Black Market: 150thMost Armed: 152ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 163rdHighest Crime Rates: 210thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 255thMost Secular: 299thMost Corrupt Governments: 302ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 375thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 431stLargest Retail Industry: 491stHighest Average Incomes: 635thHighest Economic Output: 860thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 914thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,024thRudest Citizens: 1,233rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,416thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,446thMost Efficient Economies: 1,507thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,541stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,682ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,944thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,639thLargest Governments: 3,432ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,329thMost Primitive: 4,359thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,366thMost Cultured: 4,590thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,368thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,518thFattest Citizens: 6,572ndBest Weather: 6,722ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,365thLargest Populations: 8,668thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,026thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,375thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,549th

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