The 413 of Arcturus Novus is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Iacobus Oryza Iosephus with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.387 billion Arcturans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Social Policy and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs Oryzarum. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Arcturan economy, worth 911 trillion Arcturan Credits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 123,350 Arcturan Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Urbs Oryzarum for fear of causing a fuss, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly. Crime is totally unknown. Arcturus Novus's national animal is the felhound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Chaos Undivided.
Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago
- 83 minutes ago: Arcturus Novus's influence in Kotturheim fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
- 12 hours ago: Arcturus Novus was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 13 hours ago: Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
- 15 hours ago: Arcturus Novus lodged a message on the Kotturheim Regional Message Board.
- 1 day 4 hours ago: Arcturus Novus lodged a message on the Kotturheim Regional Message Board.
- 1 day 12 hours ago: Arcturus Novus fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 1 day 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
- 1 day 23 hours ago: Arcturus Novus voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Arms Trading".
- 2 days 4 hours ago: Arcturus Novus altered its national flag.
- 2 days 23 hours ago: Arcturus Novus lodged a message on the Kotturheim Regional Message Board.