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Fattest Citizens: 153rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179thHighest Disposable Incomes: 186th
The Federation of
Corporate Police State
Credits are everything
Corporate Executive
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Argorial

Population11.253 billion

CapitalLuca City
LeaderCorporate Executive
FaithCurch of Credits

CurrencyCredit
AnimalChocobo

The Federation of Argorial is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Corporate Executive with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.253 billion Argorialians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luca City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Argorialian economy, worth a remarkable 4,994 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 443,879 Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,159,100 per year while the poor average 20,611, a ratio of 153 to 1.

Political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction, practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, and fat-shaming is now public policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Argorial's national animal is the Chocobo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Curch of Credits.

Argorial is ranked 226,012th in the world and 5,946th in the West Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -25.88 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Fattest Citizens: 153rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179thHighest Disposable Incomes: 186thLargest Retail Industry: 192ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 238thMost Corrupt Governments: 240thLargest Insurance Industry: 255thMost Avoided: 265thMost Efficient Economies: 297thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 312thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 333rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 365thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 461stHighest Average Incomes: 496thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 582ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 664thLargest Mining Sector: 764thMost Secular: 791stLargest Agricultural Sector: 885thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 906thRudest Citizens: 910thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,142ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,217thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,259thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,582ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,587thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,629thLargest Governments: 1,744thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,829thHighest Economic Output: 1,866thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,349thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,703rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,818thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,074thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,248thMost Stationary: 7,304thLargest Black Market: 8,146thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,307thTop
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Most Influential: 12,700th
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Fattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 22nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 45th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 48th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 67th in the regionMost Stationary: 99th in the regionLargest Black Market: 118th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 189th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 228th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 463rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 523rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 539th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 595th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, fat-shaming is now public policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, baby boys who pick up pink crayons are sent to a psychiatric ward.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem".
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.

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