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Fattest Citizens: 134thHighest Disposable Incomes: 153rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 162nd
The Federation of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Credits are everything
Corporate Executive
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Argorial

Population12.436 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 remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, enslaved workforce, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.436 billion Argorialians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

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 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Argorialian economy, worth a remarkable 5,743 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 461,876 Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,259,445 per year while the poor average 22,059, a ratio of 147 to 1.

Protestors are soaking piles of Credits in blood to make a point about government incomes, bars are packed at all hours, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, and the Chocobo stadiums are open 24/7. 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 60,421st in the world and 1,573rd in the West Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 25.27 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Fattest Citizens: 134thHighest Disposable Incomes: 153rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 162ndLargest Retail Industry: 166thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 216thMost Avoided: 221stLargest Insurance Industry: 224thMost Corrupt Governments: 224thMost Efficient Economies: 252ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 276thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 302ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 330thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 434thHighest Average Incomes: 435thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 481stMost Secular: 530thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 540thLargest Mining Sector: 690thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 805thLargest Agricultural Sector: 901stRudest Citizens: 1,036thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,064thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,245thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,250thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,449thLowest Crime Rates: 1,460thLargest Governments: 1,476thHighest Economic Output: 1,613thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,674thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,843rdSmartest Citizens: 1,902ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,577thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,725thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,917thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,108thMost Stationary: 6,988thLargest Black Market: 8,970thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,364thTop
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Most Influential: 12,349thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,060thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,652ndLargest Populations: 23,108th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 21st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 38th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 41st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 58th in the regionMost Stationary: 86th in the regionLargest Black Market: 119th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 119th in the regionLargest Populations: 169th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 186th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 413th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 482nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 551st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 556th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, the Chocobo stadiums are open 24/7.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, bars are packed at all hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, protestors are soaking piles of Credits in blood to make a point about government incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Argorialian Liberator".
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, Merry Birthday is a popular protest song despite the risk of fines and royalty dues.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, economics is a shrinking field.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in Argorial, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires.

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