Most Stationary: 624th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,439th Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,531st
The Lord Protector of the Lawns of
Democratic Socialists
Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zagor
Regional Influence
Instigator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Lord Protector of the Lawns of New South Arctica is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Zagor with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, compulsory military service, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 19.231 billion Arctichawkians 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 morass — prioritizes Education, although Social Policy, Defense, and Environment are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hieraconopolis. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Arctichawkian economy, worth a remarkable 1,537 trillion ice cubes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,930 ice cubes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. 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 sparkling oceans, and its national religion is The Cult of Horus.

New South Arctica is ranked 152,796th in the world and 345th in The Black Hawks for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 21.98 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Stationary: 624thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,439thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,531stTop
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Nicest Citizens: 1,747thSafest: 1,898thLargest Governments: 2,182ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,298thHealthiest Citizens: 3,047thMost Pacifist: 3,120thLowest Crime Rates: 3,192ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,510thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,550thLargest Populations: 3,608thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,736thSmartest Citizens: 3,835thMost Cultured: 3,877thBest Weather: 4,657thMost Influential: 4,771stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,588thMost Inclusive: 5,998thHighest Economic Output: 6,194thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 8,747thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,175thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,348thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,587thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,492ndLargest Publishing Industry: 12,372ndMost Income Equality: 13,196thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,432ndNudest: 14,432ndMost Rebellious Youth: 14,633rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,392nd
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 19th in the regionMost Income Equality: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in New South Arctica, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Following new legislation in New South Arctica, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in New South Arctica, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Following new legislation in New South Arctica, long arduous trials are held for the most trivial of offences.
  • : New South Arctica was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in New South Arctica, the government pours millions of ice cubes into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • : Following new legislation in New South Arctica, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in New South Arctica, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in New South Arctica, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.

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