by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,040thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,097thMost Stationary: 1,340th
The Shakugan of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Pinagpala ang bayan na ang Diyos ay ang Panginoon
President Emeritus/URA Consultant, Councilor of State
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population22.454 billion

LeaderArius of Alexandria


The Shakugan of Ariusgrad is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Arius of Alexandria with an even hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 22.454 billion Arians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ariusburg. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Ariusgradian economy, worth a remarkable 3,683 trillion denarii a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 164,024 denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, Arius of Alexandria's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, and cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ariusgrad's national animal is the kraken, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ariusgrad is ranked 9,450th in the world and 13th in Philippines for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 11,827.51 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,040thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,097thMost Stationary: 1,340thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,411thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,426thBest Weather: 1,701stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,702ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,707thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,005thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,024thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,113thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,120thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,124thLargest Governments: 2,223rdMost Influential: 2,245thLowest Crime Rates: 2,300thTop
Most Developed: 2,648thHealthiest Citizens: 2,695thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,825thMost Efficient Economies: 3,050thMost Cultured: 3,236thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,394thHighest Economic Output: 3,458thSmartest Citizens: 4,795thLargest Populations: 5,600thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,733rdMost Devout: 5,993rdNicest Citizens: 6,611thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,645thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,180thSafest: 8,782ndMost Pacifist: 8,905thMost Inclusive: 9,078thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,450thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,357thHighest Average Incomes: 11,472ndMost Corrupt Governments: 11,526thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16,906thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,068thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,228th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionSafest: 15th in the region

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