Best Weather: 3,319th Most Beautiful Environments: 3,829th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,248th
The Cold chemical island state of
Democratic Socialists
No matter what, never let the darkness consume you
ARC alpha 1
Regional Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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The Cold chemical island state of Artic ring is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by ARC alpha 1 with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, public floggings, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, devout population of 9.598 billion Artic ringians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of coolandria. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The strong Artic ringian economy, worth 736 trillion sands a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 76,694 sands, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, toilet paper is considered a non-essential item in the embargo against Brasilistan, the government is spending more on exports to Brasilistan than it's receiving from tariffs on the imports, and soldiers are now trained how to make sandwiches properly. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Artic ring's national animal is the dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Artic ring is ranked 22,424th in the world and 843rd in Balder for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 4,387.26 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Best Weather: 3,319thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,829thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,248thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,714thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,656thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,859thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,709thSafest: 6,923rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,955thTop
10%
Lowest Crime Rates: 10,530thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,328thLargest Governments: 11,899thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,120thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,201stLargest Populations: 12,437thHighest Economic Output: 14,490thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,010thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,337th
Top
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Best Weather: 109th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 149th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 165th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 171st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 193rd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 214th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 256th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 274th in the regionSafest: 283rd in the regionLargest Populations: 379th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 400th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens and Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Artic ring voted for The Great Leader of Zenny in Round 2 of the election.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments, Most Eco-Friendly Governments, Highest Foreign Aid Spending, Most Advanced Law Enforcement, and Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Artic ring's influence in Balder rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.

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