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The Mostly retired hawk of New South Arctica

“So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: The Black Hawks

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The Mostly retired hawk of New South Arctica is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Zagor with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, compulsory military service, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate population of 15.62 billion Arctichawkians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hieraconopolis. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The large but stagnant Arctichawkian economy, worth 295 trillion ice cubes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 18,897 ice cubes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New South Arctica's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region, the government funds large training centres to turn penguins into functioning members of society, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, and parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New South Arctica's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of Horus.

New South Arctica is ranked 4th in The Black Hawks and 11,679th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 177 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 7 hours ago

  • 12 hours ago: New South Arctica fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, the government funds large training centres to turn penguins into functioning members of society.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, New South Arctica's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region.
  • 7 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked #1 in the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 10%).
  • 18 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 20 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Populations.
  • 22 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 22 days ago: New South Arctica's influence in The Black Hawks fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".

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