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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,686thBest Weather: 4,322ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,455th
The Egalitarian Republic of
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Population2.274 billion



The Egalitarian Republic of Araine is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, national health service, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.274 billion Araineans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vraisten. The average income tax rate is 80.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arainean economy, worth 237 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,362 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, conspiracy theorists allege Vraisten's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, Leader is considering changing the Arainean flag to one with more glitter, and therapists can always squeeze in another house-call. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Araine's national animal is the foxxo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Araine is ranked 192,336th in the world and 135th in Refugia for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -7.73 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,686thTop
Best Weather: 4,322ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,455thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,519thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,357thMost Influential: 5,432ndNicest Citizens: 5,588thMost Pacifist: 5,949thMost Inclusive: 6,930thHealthiest Citizens: 6,977thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,611thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,826thMost Secular: 8,203rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,334thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,867thSafest: 9,729thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,743rdMost Developed: 9,978thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,085thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,996thHighest Food Quality: 11,009thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,124thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,604thLowest Crime Rates: 12,762ndSmartest Citizens: 12,939thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,940thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,001stHighest Poor Incomes: 15,739thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,127thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,919thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,232ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,237thLargest Governments: 18,731stMost Efficient Economies: 19,365th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Araine lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Araine endorsed The Republic of People Of Greater Virginia.
  • : Araine voted for the World Assembly Resolution "End Conversion Therapy".
  • : Araine lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Araine lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Araine voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safety Regulations for Trade Route Canals".
  • : Araine's influence in Refugia rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, Leader is considering changing the Arainean flag to one with more glitter.
  • : Araine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.


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