Section 1: List of regional GDPpc caps
Refer to the following section for a map of the regions listed below. All figures are in international dollars.
$55,500 for North America,
$21,000 for Latin America,
$30,000 for the South Atlantic,
$42,500 for Veratlantea,
$53,000 for Western Europe,
$24,500 for Eastern Europe,
$60,000 for Scandinavia,
$16,000 for North Africa,
$5,000 for Continental Africa,
$6,250 for Coastal Africa,
$6,750 for the African Coastal Islands,
$12,000 for Southern Africa,
$40,000 for the Middle East,
$25,500 for Former Soviet Asia,
$18,500 for Central Asia,
$13,000 for Southeast Asia,
$45,000 for Far East Asia,
$19,000 for the Indian Ocean,
$47,000 for Oceania,
$15,500 for Polynesia/Melanesia, and
$19,000 for the Eastern Pacific
Section 2: Map of regions
(Current map does not represent true values, please use the statistics from the list above as the accurate limits)
Section 3: Standard GDP measure
The official GDP measure for all AIN member states is purchasing power parity (PPP). Purchasing power parity gives a better overview of the quality of life in a country as well as the relative worth of that country's economy in the world. Also, PPP values are much closer to average household incomes in most of the world's countries.
In addition, nominal values are often used to measure a country's economical position over a period of time rather than at one point in time, which places some economies much higher or much lower than others. The PPP values compare them presently.
Section 4: Special exemptions
4.1: General exemptions
- Any country which can provide a highly detailed, realistic and well-organized writeup of its economy is exempt from its regional cap up to 200%.
- Caribbean tourist states are exempt from the Latin American cap up to $24,750; or 150% of the current Latin American cap if other than $16,500.
- Any member state or applicant that is demonstrably based on a RL nation or national subdivision is allowed an exemption from its regional cap, up to the GDPpc of the RL nation/subdivision on which it is based. Countries seeking this exemption must occupy a majority of the same territory as the RL nation/subdivision on which it is based.
- All microstates below 3,500,000 population (8,000,000 in the Far East Asia region) with at least four strong economic stimuli are exempt up to 230% of the regional GDP cap.
- All microstates below 400,000 population with at least four strong economic stimuli are exempt up to $95,000.
- At least four strong economic stimuli and balance of trade must be present
- Nation may not be fully self-sufficient (must rely on the imports of at least one significant resource)
- Nation may not be larger than 17,500 sq km (6,750 sq mi)
- Nation may not be in an unorthodox wealth area (like Central Africa or Antarctica)
- Nation must have at least one major seaport handling at least 1.4TEU (standard international shipping crate) per citizen annually
- Nation must have at least one major international airport handling at least 5 million civilian passengers per year
- Nation must have a developed infrastructure system including interstate highways and a metro system in at least one urban center
- HDI must be at least 0.800
- Federal Government must spend at least 1.5% of GDP on Education and Technology sectors annually
- Nation must have at least one high-demand industry such as oil, natural gas, manufacturing, tourism, etc.