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The Aegean Kingdom of The Oriental Empire

“Et Usque In Aeternum Semper”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Aegean Kingdom of The Oriental Empire is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Alexios d'Asselineau Palaiologos with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.914 billion Orientals 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.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nicaea. The average income tax rate is 80.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Oriental economy, worth 469 trillion Histamenons a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 161,055 Histamenons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government violently suppresses separatist movements, bizarre-looking creatures called 'Aquiladogs' dominate wildlife preserves, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable, and military barracks resemble five-star hotels. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Oriental Empire's national animal is the Aquila, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Orthodox.

The Oriental Empire is ranked 164,148th in the world and 881st in Europe for Most Avoided, scoring 0.56 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Devout: 1,863rdMost Influential: 2,986thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,885thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,152ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,720thLowest Crime Rates: 5,958thMost Efficient Economies: 6,947thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,031stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,921stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,423rdTop
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Largest Governments: 9,358thMost Developed: 9,763rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,878thHighest Average Incomes: 10,947thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,366thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,786thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,922ndLargest Insurance Industry: 13,122ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,100thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,349thSmartest Citizens: 15,489thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,622ndMost Beautiful Environments: 17,099thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,582nd
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Most Devout: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 67th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 80th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 97th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 111th in the region

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