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Most Influential: 2,386thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,388thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,166th
The Most Serene Commonwealth of
Corrupt Dictatorship
For Honor, And Liberty
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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Arbados Balarascia

Population3.801 billion

CapitalPort Alsace

CurrencyArbado-Balarascian Pounds
AnimalPhoenix Hawk

The Most Serene Commonwealth of Arbados Balarascia is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its enslaved workforce, state-planned economy, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.801 billion Arbado-Balarascians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Alsace. The average income tax rate is 61.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Arbado-Balarascian economy, worth 450 trillion Arbado-Balarascian Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 118,409 Arbado-Balarascian Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations", many marriages go virtually unconsummated, the government is reining in public spending, and reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arbados Balarascia's national animal is the Phoenix Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Arbados Balarascia is ranked 6,923rd in the world and 140th in The Communist Bloc for Healthiest Citizens, with 17.41 bananas ingested per day.

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Most Influential: 2,386thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,388thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,166thHealthiest Citizens: 6,923rdMost Secular: 7,843rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,844thMost Inclusive: 8,040thNicest Citizens: 8,637thHighest Food Quality: 9,129thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,468thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,372ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,611thLowest Crime Rates: 10,908thMost Patriotic: 11,016thSmartest Citizens: 12,575thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,407thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,594thBest Weather: 13,981stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,031stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,538thMost Cultured: 16,673rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,693rdMost Beautiful Environments: 16,956thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,884thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,660thLargest Retail Industry: 20,444thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20,950thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,769thMost Pacifist: 24,461stMost Corrupt Governments: 24,903rd
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Influential: 77th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 101st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 113th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 126th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Patriotic: 142nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 160th in the regionNudest: 164th in the region

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