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Largest Publishing Industry: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 19thMost Armed: 25th
The All-Devouring Kraken of
Civil Rights Lovefest
NONNY's little sister.
Sid Meier
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Aki Zeta

Population30.558 billion

CapitalMyrtle Beach
LeaderSid Meier
Faithsecular humanism

Currencygold coin
Animalwhale

The All-Devouring Kraken of Aki Zeta is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sid Meier with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 30.558 billion Telepaths hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, with Education also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Myrtle Beach. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aki Zetan economy, worth a remarkable 7,009 trillion gold coins a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 229,380 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner, dentists routinely perform open heart surgery, and hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aki Zeta's national animal is the whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is secular humanism.

Aki Zeta is ranked 222,549th in the world and 6,858th in Osiris for Most Avoided, scoring 0.4 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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1%
Largest Publishing Industry: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 19thMost Armed: 25thMost Rebellious Youth: 49thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 75thMost Cultured: 218thMost Efficient Economies: 277thSmartest Citizens: 437thMost Beautiful Environments: 491stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 734thMost Cheerful Citizens: 846thHighest Economic Output: 924thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,284thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,432ndBest Weather: 1,606thHighest Drug Use: 1,634thHealthiest Citizens: 1,693rdLargest Populations: 1,871stRudest Citizens: 2,250thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,432ndLargest Black Market: 2,435thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,890thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,076thMost Devout: 3,106thHighest Average Incomes: 4,347thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,913thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,075thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,008thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,707thNudest: 8,661stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,606thMost Politically Free: 10,711thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,051stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,329thMost Developed: 20,825th
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1%
Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 37th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 52nd in the regionLargest Populations: 58th in the regionBest Weather: 63rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 67th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 70th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 115th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 119th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 123rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 129th in the regionMost Devout: 151st in the regionMost Politically Free: 164th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 187th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 209th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 254th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 257th in the regionNudest: 301st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 307th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 571st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 596th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aki Zeta's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Aki Zeta's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and Rudest Citizens.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Aki Zeta was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights and Most Politically Free and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Aki Zeta's influence in Osiris fell from "Newcomer" to "Hatchling".
  • : Aki Zeta's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".

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