Most Income Equality: 92nd Largest Populations: 8,592nd Most Extensive Civil Rights: 12,665th
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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 punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 11.591 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 52.2 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 168,544th in the world and 502nd in Ancient Lands for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 313.48 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Income Equality: 92ndTop
Largest Populations: 8,592ndTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 12,665thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,793rd
Most Income Equality: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 28th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 42nd in the regionSafest: 42nd in the regionMost Devout: 53rd in the regionMost Cultured: 69th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 78th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 86th 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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