Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 267th Most Corrupt Governments: 274th Largest Insurance Industry: 373rd
The Equestrian Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Long Live Artaeum!
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Equestrian Kingdom of Council of Artaeum is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Izan with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.51 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, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. 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 2,748 trillion Bits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 289,060 Bits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,017,798 per year while the poor average 59,442, a ratio of 17.1 to 1.

Anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit, entire provinces are populated solely by nuclear missile technicians and military police, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, and scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway. 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 191,166th in the world and 245th in The Alliance of Dictators for Best Weather, with -776 Meters Of Sunlight.

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1%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 267thMost Corrupt Governments: 274thLargest Insurance Industry: 373rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 482ndLargest Mining Sector: 609thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 721stMost Avoided: 739thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 791stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,088thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,097thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,172ndMost Devout: 1,195thHighest Average Incomes: 1,316thLargest Retail Industry: 1,352ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,716thMost Conservative: 1,725thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,868thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,875thTop
5%
Highest Economic Output: 2,353rdHighest Drug Use: 2,360thLargest Black Market: 2,803rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,014thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,083rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,494thMost Stationary: 4,747thHealthiest Citizens: 8,813thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,911thTop
10%
Most Influential: 10,562ndLargest Populations: 11,931stMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,000thMost Authoritarian: 14,028thMost Extreme: 14,994thMost Efficient Economies: 16,165thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,277thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,662ndRudest Citizens: 18,004th
Top
5%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Drug Use: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Devout: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionMost Conservative: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, entire provinces are populated solely by nuclear missile technicians and military police.
  • : Council of Artaeum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, Council of Artaeum's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, the Coast Guard is pioneering a quixotic program to train fish.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Council of Artaeum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides and Most Extreme.

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