“Say anything at all”
|Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The Americas
The Queen's State of Artell is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 9.14 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 41.2 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 4,503 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: 7 days ago
- 2 days 23 hours ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout.
- 6 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 7 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
- 14 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 18 days ago: Artell relocated from Japvia to The Americas.
- 162 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
- 164 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- 182 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Income Equality.
- 191 days ago: Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 195 days ago: Artell fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Influential.