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Most Efficient Economies: 115th Most Ignorant Citizens: 502nd Most Devout: 527th
The Imperium of
Corporate Police State
Sciemus Non Metus
the Holy Curia
Regional Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Imperium of Arbites is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by the Holy Curia with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, triple-decker prams, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.368 billion Arbiters are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magus Civitus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Arbitesian economy, worth a remarkable 3,557 trillion Soliduses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 266,127 Soliduses, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,124,459 per year while the poor average 40,750, a ratio of 27.6 to 1.

Abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics, Brasilistanis face layers of paperwork in a different language just to visit a doctor, penal labor is a de facto death sentence, and meals are now followed by thirty minutes of mandatory exercise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Arbites's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Magism.

Arbites is ranked 179,542nd in the world and 35th in The Cornellian Empire for Highest Drug Use, scoring 1.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 115thMost Ignorant Citizens: 502ndMost Devout: 527thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 582ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 597thLargest Mining Sector: 739thMost Corrupt Governments: 790thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 819thLargest Insurance Industry: 854thFattest Citizens: 930thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 985thMost Avoided: 1,215thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,222ndMost Primitive: 1,262ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,288thMost Conservative: 1,415thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,647thLargest Black Market: 1,693rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,749thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,784thHighest Economic Output: 1,791stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,335thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,682ndMost Stationary: 2,852ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,972ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,873rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,754thLowest Crime Rates: 5,241stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,343rdMost Extreme: 7,632ndLargest Populations: 7,871stLargest Governments: 8,173rdMost Influential: 8,516thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,819thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,160thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,207thMost Authoritarian: 15,930thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,924th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the region

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  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Arbites was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.

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