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Most Primitive: 2,052ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,413thMost Avoided: 7,111th
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Population832 million



The Dictatorship of Armedius is a huge, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, fear of technology, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 832 million Sinners are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hell. The average income tax rate is 61.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Armediusian economy, worth 51.6 trillion Legs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Trout Farming, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 61,974 Legs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Military spending recently hit a new high, people choose marriage partners by buying a lottery ticket, antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were, and police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Armedius's national animal is the Sasquatch, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Armedius is ranked 54,012th in the world and 33rd in The Hole To Hide In for Most Armed, with 1.17 Weapons Per Person.

Most Primitive: 2,052ndTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,413thMost Avoided: 7,111thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,366thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,047thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,335thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,017thMost Conservative: 17,953rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,551stMost Authoritarian: 20,872ndMost Corrupt Governments: 21,030th
Most Primitive: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 15th in the regionMost Conservative: 17th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Khosrau, Exbrenia, Nonadia, Rumanian States, Vennos, Evacasia, and South Easthern.