The Practically Dead Raider of
Democratic Socialists
The dead are way more organized than the living.
Regional Influence
Enforcer
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Practically Dead Raider of New South Arctica is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Zagor with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 15.951 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, socially-minded 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 96.8%.

The large but underdeveloped Arctichawkian economy, worth 897 trillion ice cubes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 56,292 ice cubes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees, vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television, and 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of New South Arctica's radio stations. 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 2nd in The Black Hawks and 7,649th in the world for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 17 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 15 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: New South Arctica's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of New South Arctica's radio stations.
  • 17 hours ago: New South Arctica was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 5%).
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: New South Arctica lodged a message on the The Black Hawks Regional Message Board.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, reporters sent to cover suspected UFO visits come back with stories about quilting bees.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, torture is illegal.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in New South Arctica, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.

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