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The Stu-pot of Arcturus Novus

“The line of Oryza shall prevail!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Kotturheim

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The Stu-pot of Arcturus Novus is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Iacobus Oryza Iosephus with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 6.045 billion Arcturans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Education, although Social Equality and the Environment are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbs Oryzarum. The average income tax rate is 95%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, and Arcturus Novus's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Arcturus Novus's national animal is the felhound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Chaos Undivided, and its currency is the Arcturan Credit.

Arcturus Novus is ranked 4th in Kotturheim and 6,003rd in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 16 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

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