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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,231stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,185thMost Authoritarian: 4,535th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Offer Your Hearts
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Ardretia

Population244 million

Currencydollar
Animalfox

The Empire of Ardretia is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its prohibition of alcohol, frequent executions, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 244 million Ardretians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 74.1%.

The sizeable but inefficient Ardretian economy, worth 13.0 trillion dollars 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. 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 53,305 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Most believe it doesn't hurt to embrace free trade, people invite random old men into their homes to play with their kids, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations, and sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardretia's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ardretia is ranked 187,348th in the world and 8,303rd in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 10.33 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Extreme: 15,947thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,350thBest Weather: 17,927thHealthiest Citizens: 18,172ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,949thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,641st
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Most Authoritarian: 216th in the regionMost Extreme: 317th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 395th in the regionMost Conservative: 406th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 723rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 789th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 837th in the region

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