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The Almost but not quite active 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 Almost but not quite active of New South Arctica is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Zagor with an even hand, and remarkable for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate population of 14.501 billion New South Arcticans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Social Equality and Defence are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hieraconopolis. The average income tax rate is 97%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Military service is compulsory, the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive 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, its national religion is The Cult of Horus, and its currency is the ice cube.

New South Arctica is ranked 1st in The Black Hawks and 5,548th in the world for Best Weather, with 162 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 17 hours ago

  • 4 days ago: New South Arctica fell out of the regional Top 10% for Happiest Citizens.
  • 6 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 6 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 30 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 5%).
  • 44 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
  • 46 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 5%).
  • 53 days ago: New South Arctica's influence in The Black Hawks fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • 65 days ago: New South Arctica changed its national nation type to "Almost but not quite active".
  • 67 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: #1).
  • 75 days ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 5%).

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