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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 585thMost Armed: 4,119thBest Weather: 4,179th
The Spartan Order of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Prepare For Glory
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Akeroyd

Population17.626 billion

CapitalSparta
LeaderKing Leonidas
FaithWar

Currencyskull
AnimalDevil Dog

The Spartan Order of Akeroyd is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Leonidas with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 17.626 billion Spartans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Environment also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sparta. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Akeroydian economy, worth a remarkable 1,757 trillion skulls a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 99,694 skulls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them, foreign heads of state have taken out restraining orders against Akeroydian ambassadors, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, and "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Akeroyd's national animal is the Devil Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is War.

Akeroyd is ranked 32,630th in the world and 12th in Unknown for Highest Average Incomes, with 99,694.46 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 585thTop
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Most Armed: 4,119thBest Weather: 4,179thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,361stLargest Black Market: 5,297thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,647thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,100thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,560thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,436thLargest Populations: 8,486thHighest Economic Output: 8,688thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,141stMost Corrupt Governments: 9,541stTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 10,918thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,494thMost Cultured: 11,961stLowest Crime Rates: 12,392ndMost Devout: 16,490thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,417thLargest Governments: 17,646thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,763rdLongest Average Lifespans: 19,983rd
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Akeroyd's influence in Unknown rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Akeroyd's influence in Unknown rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Akeroyd, "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up.
  • : Akeroyd lodged a message on the Unknown Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Akeroyd, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.
  • : Akeroyd was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Akeroyd was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured and the Top 10% for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Akeroyd's influence in Unknown rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Akeroyd lodged a message on the Unknown Regional Message Board.
  • : Akeroyd was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.

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