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The Free Economic Zone of Arcologia

“What time we recording the motto? Wait, is that mike on”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: The Cornellian Empire

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The Free Economic Zone of Arcologia is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by no one with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete absence of social welfare. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 6.735 billion are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Commerce, with areas such as Social Equality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eldfell Energy Arcology. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing industries.

Small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups, and the workforce is almost entirely made up of slave labour. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Arcologia's national animal is the Finch, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Credit.

Arcologia is ranked 1st in The Cornellian Empire and 967th in the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 90 Whatever.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago

  • 13 days ago: Arcologia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 1%).
  • 55 days ago: Arcologia's influence in The Cornellian Empire fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • 76 days ago: Arcologia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 86 days ago: Arcologia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 86 days ago: Arcologia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 95 days ago: Arcologia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 100 days ago: Arcologia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • 106 days ago: Arcologia lodged a message on the The Cornellian Empire Regional Message Board.
  • 117 days ago: Arcologia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • 126 days ago: Arcologia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 1%).

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