The Queen's State of Artell is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 9.493 billion Artellians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 87.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but stagnant Artellian economy, worth 42.8 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 4,503 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, none has been named as Artell's national religion, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and the Governor has just been declared ruler of Artell in an international press conference. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Artell's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.
Most Recent Government Activity: 24 days ago
- 12 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 17 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Best Weather.
- 18 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Cultured.
- 20 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 22 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
- 23 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
- 28 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
- 29 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
- 34 days ago: Artell fell out of the world Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 41 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry.