by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,458th Most Influential: 2,803rd Least Corrupt Governments: 4,485th
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Population3.28 billion

LeaderLa Bruja


The Departments of Arcanama is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by La Bruja with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.28 billion Arcanans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Social Policy, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Divinita. The average income tax rate is 84.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Arcanian economy, worth 265 trillion Scales a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 81,094 Scales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Classes at Divinita University get canceled on Brancaland's Independence Day, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, and foreign spirits are hard to find due to an abundance of "Cletus and Jim Bob's Homemade Arcanian Moonshine". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arcanama's national animal is the Ghost, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Elemenia.

Arcanama is ranked 160,888th in the world and 7,054th in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -8.83 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,458thMost Influential: 2,803rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,485thSafest: 4,518thMost Pacifist: 4,807thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,452ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,481stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,794thNicest Citizens: 6,185thMost Inclusive: 6,415thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,492ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,501stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,942ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,381stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,974thTop
Best Weather: 8,882ndMost Income Equality: 9,324thHealthiest Citizens: 10,204thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,540thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,760thMost Politically Free: 10,869thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,194thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,332ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,902ndMost Cultured: 15,944thSmartest Citizens: 15,978thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,832nd
Most Advanced Public Transport: 115th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 120th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 121st in the regionSafest: 123rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 136th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 144th in the regionMost Pacifist: 149th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 174th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 177th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 180th in the regionNicest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Politically Free: 197th in the regionMost Influential: 202nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 202nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 209th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 232nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 252nd in the regionBest Weather: 265th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 284th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 314th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 323rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 370th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 394th in the regionMost Cultured: 410th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 418th in the regionMost Income Equality: 447th in the regionLargest Governments: 454th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 471st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 503rd in the regionMost Developed: 603rd in the regionLargest Populations: 604th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 612th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 673rd in the regionMost Secular: 738th in the region

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