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The Burnt World of Athas

“Only The Strong Survive”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Athas

Regional Influence: Superpower


The Burnt World of Athas is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Tithian of Mericles with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ban on automobiles, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 21.94 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, with Environment, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tyr. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Athasian economy, worth a remarkable 9,704 trillion gold pieces a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 442,317 gold pieces, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, Thri-kreens are frequently shot for looking at people 'in a funny way', sex changes are routinely performed at Athas's hospitals, and trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews. 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 919th in the world and 1st in Athas for Highest Poor Incomes, with 251,844.79 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Gambling Industry: 2ndLargest Black Market: 138thMost Armed: 167thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 178thHighest Crime Rates: 241stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 331stMost Secular: 350thMost Corrupt Governments: 364thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 452ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 452ndLargest Retail Industry: 542ndHighest Average Incomes: 634thHighest Economic Output: 667thMost Beautiful Environments: 872ndHighest Poor Incomes: 919thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,189thMost Avoided: 1,603rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,628thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,804thMost Efficient Economies: 1,902ndRudest Citizens: 2,005thTop
Largest Governments: 3,277thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,478thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,834thBest Weather: 3,883rdMost Cultured: 4,168thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,711thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,763rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,552ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,245thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,465thLargest Populations: 7,955thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,735thTop
Most Influential: 21,300thMost Stationary: 22,412thMost Patriotic: 23,250thLargest Insurance Industry: 23,292ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 24,842ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25,128th

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