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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd Fattest Citizens: 4th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th
The Miserable Land of
Compulsory Consumerist State
We're better than you
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Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
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Aramanchovia

Population16.676 billion

CapitalArazmaz
LeaderThe Leader
Faithworshipping The Leader

CurrencyCoin
AnimalFossil

The Miserable Land of Aramanchovia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, enslaved workforce, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.676 billion Aramanchovians 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arazmaz. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aramanchovian economy, worth an astonishing 12,431 trillion Coins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 745,489 Coins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,505,207 per year while the poor average 13,187, a ratio of 493 to 1.

A third of Aramanchovians are e-certified CEOs, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies, The Leader's new android secretary is the latest media darling, and the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people. Crime is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aramanchovia's national animal is the Fossil, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is worshipping The Leader.

Aramanchovia is ranked 6,849th in the world and 1st in Rest In Peace for Largest Populations, with 16.7 billion Capita.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2ndFattest Citizens: 4thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6thMost Corrupt Governments: 9thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12thMost Avoided: 12thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17thLargest Gambling Industry: 22ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rdLargest Retail Industry: 32ndHighest Average Incomes: 39thMost Armed: 42ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 43rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 44thLargest Insurance Industry: 53rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 58thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 62ndRudest Citizens: 72ndMost Secular: 81stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 84thLargest Mining Sector: 118thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 134thHighest Crime Rates: 169thHighest Economic Output: 181stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 229thLargest Agricultural Sector: 328thMost Efficient Economies: 340thLargest Information Technology Sector: 415thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 427thNudest: 860thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,744thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,920thMost Pro-Market: 2,104thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,376thLargest Black Market: 4,491stLargest Populations: 6,849thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 10,066th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, The Leader's new android secretary is the latest media darling.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, a third of Aramanchovians are e-certified CEOs.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, cities in Aramanchovia declare independence based on interpretation of the historic meaning of cave paintings.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, homeless people can be found sleeping on streets in front of unoccupied second homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Aramanchovia, billions are being spent on a new island airport.

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