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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7thLargest Black Market: 42ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 89th
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Cull the weak, reward the loyal
Lord Darius Varheim
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ameriganastan

Population24.577 billion

CapitalVarheim City
LeaderLord Darius Varheim
FaithThe Church of Saraya

CurrencyVarheim
AnimalPanda

The Dictatorship of Ameriganastan is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Darius Varheim with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.577 billion Ameriganis are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varheim City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Ameriganastanian economy, worth an astonishing 12,093 trillion Varheims a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 492,085 Varheims, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,763,598 per year while the poor average 98,471, a ratio of 17.9 to 1.

The government is suspected of mass disappearing dissidents both at home and abroad, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive, in a fit of passion Lord Darius Varheim has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, and the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ameriganastan's national animal is the Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of Saraya.

Ameriganastan is ranked 4,285th in the world and 20th in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 8,133.27 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7thLargest Black Market: 42ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 89thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 95thLowest Crime Rates: 123rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 135thMost Corrupt Governments: 149thMost Advanced Public Transport: 200thHighest Economic Output: 263rdLargest Insurance Industry: 280thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 309thHighest Average Incomes: 321stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 497thLargest Governments: 522ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 668thHighest Average Tax Rates: 718thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 899thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 911thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,152ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,156thLargest Mining Sector: 1,484thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,518thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,907thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,992ndTop
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Most Stationary: 2,140thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,349thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,951stLargest Populations: 3,798thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,971stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,285thMost Primitive: 4,287thMost Conservative: 4,541stMost Devout: 5,350thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,619thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,529thMost Developed: 7,408thMost Influential: 8,679thMost Authoritarian: 9,259thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,152ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,292ndTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,509thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,334thHealthiest Citizens: 14,559thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,512thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,688thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,353rd
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ameriganastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Ameriganastan, the nation frequently scolds its subject territories for staying up past bedtime.
  • : Ameriganastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ameriganastan, in a fit of passion Lord Darius Varheim has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions.
  • : Ameriganastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Ameriganastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ameriganastan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Ameriganastan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Ameriganastan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Ameriganastan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and the Top 5% for Largest Welfare Programs, Highest Poor Incomes, Largest Publishing Industry, and Smartest Citizens.

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