Most Income Equality: 89th Largest Populations: 8,472nd Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,360th
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The Queen's State of Artell is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 11.753 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 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Artellian economy, worth 53.0 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 4,505 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.

Artell is ranked 38,500th in the world and 28th in Ancient Lands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 72.16 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most Income Equality: 89thTop
Largest Populations: 8,472ndTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,360thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,182nd
Most Income Equality: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionSafest: 42nd in the regionMost Devout: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 64th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 78th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 83rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality and the Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates, Largest Populations, and Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Safest.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Police Ratios.
  • : Artell's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".



by Max Barry

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