Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 241st Largest Insurance Industry: 253rd Most Corrupt Governments: 263rd
The Equestrian Kingdom of
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Long Live Artaeum!
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The Equestrian Kingdom of Council of Artaeum is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by King Izan with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, digital currency, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.354 billion Artaeum Equestrians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unicornia. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Artaeum Equestrian economy, worth a remarkable 3,140 trillion Bits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 303,350 Bits, with the richest citizens earning 8.3 times as much as the poorest.

Millions of Bits have been thrown into a project to find the cure for Mad Phoenix Disease, governments opposing Council of Artaeum are beset by rebels, the government provides its citizenry with the same mass produced rations, and gambling is outlawed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Council of Artaeum's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Reformed Ponyism.

Council of Artaeum is ranked 88,446th in the world and 104th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Pro-Market, scoring 37.56 on the Rand Index.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 241stLargest Insurance Industry: 253rdMost Corrupt Governments: 263rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 501stLargest Mining Sector: 505thMost Avoided: 734thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 754thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 907thHighest Drug Use: 949thMost Devout: 1,033rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,209thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,218thHighest Average Incomes: 1,226thLowest Crime Rates: 1,382ndLargest Black Market: 1,448thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,484thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,557thHighest Economic Output: 2,075thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,350thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,046thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,137thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,218thMost Stationary: 4,413thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,242ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,279thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,241stMost Influential: 10,406thLargest Populations: 11,216thMost Authoritarian: 11,633rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,900th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the region

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