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Most Secular: 2,367thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,507thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,842nd
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn of
Authoritarian Democracy Slightly Oppressive But A Little Discipline Never Hurt Anyone State
Viva la Xadrya(?)!
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Xadrya

Population5.83 billion

CapitalAukum City
FaithXadryanism

CurrencyAuku
AnimalHawk

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn of Xadrya is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its soft-spoken computers, free-roaming dinosaurs, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.83 billion Xadryans are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aukum City. The average income tax rate is 20.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Xadryan economy, worth 776 trillion Aukus a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 133,241 Aukus, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, and adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xadrya's national animal is the Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Xadryanism.

Xadrya is ranked 222,712th in the world and 236th in Ascenthia for Most Devout, with 2.27 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Secular: 2,367thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,507thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,842ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,342ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,682ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,503rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,662ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,525thTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,298thLargest Retail Industry: 15,078thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,455thHighest Average Incomes: 17,936thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,071stSmartest Citizens: 18,811thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,072ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,263rdHighest Economic Output: 21,409thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,103rdMost Beautiful Environments: 22,489th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Xadrya, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Xadrya, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield.
  • : Following new legislation in Xadrya, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like.
  • : Following new legislation in Xadrya, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Xadrya, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Xadrya lodged a message on the Ascenthia Regional Message Board.
  • : Xadrya lodged a message on the Ascenthia Regional Message Board.
  • : Xadrya was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Xadrya, a new "thought police" branch is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Xadrya, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.

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