by Max Barry

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Most Extreme: 3rdMost Authoritarian: 151stMost Conservative: 229th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.99 billion

LeaderStanislav Tyrankov


The People's Republic of Aryax is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Stanislav Tyrankov with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, cheerful population of 1.99 billion Aryaxians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, 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 Arkanoviverna. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Aryaxian economy, worth 339 trillion units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 170,410 units, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fat-shaming is now public policy, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors, military barracks resemble five-star hotels, and war criminals are given full state funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aryax's national animal is the orca, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aryax is ranked 9,401st in the world and 165th in 10000 Islands for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 27,721.16 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most Extreme: 3rdMost Authoritarian: 151stMost Conservative: 229thMost Income Equality: 422ndMost Secular: 1,299thLowest Crime Rates: 1,554thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,726thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,449thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,526thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,692ndBest Weather: 3,337thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,432ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,527thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,872ndLargest Governments: 4,009thHealthiest Citizens: 4,375thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,424thMost Developed: 4,631stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,990thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,674thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,856thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,097thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,303rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,183rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,254thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,733rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,018thSmartest Citizens: 9,341stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,401stHighest Average Incomes: 9,755thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,756thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,767thMost Efficient Economies: 11,071stTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,771stMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,138th
Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 41st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 45th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 49th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 59th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 66th in the regionBest Weather: 72nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 73rd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionMost Developed: 87th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 97th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 102nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 119th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 127th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 130th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Aryax was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Aryax changed its national motto to "NationStates".
  • : Aryax was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, military barracks resemble five-star hotels.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, fat-shaming is now public policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, Bigtopian relations have become a minefield.
  • : Following new legislation in Aryax, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.


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