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Most Influential: 825thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,812thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,611th
The PM 伊藤 博文 of
New York Times Democracy
Hakkō Ichiu
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Arcanda

Population12.419 billion

CapitalTokyo
LeaderEmperor Akihito

Currencyyen
AnimalCrane

The PM 伊藤 博文 of Arcanda is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Akihito with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.419 billion Japanese enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Welfare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tokyo. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Japanese economy, worth a remarkable 1,449 trillion yen a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 116,684 yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail, supervisors in Arcanda commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, and prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arcanda's national animal is the Crane, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arcanda is ranked 121,031st in the world and 17th in The Roleplay Chessboard for Most Extreme, scoring 15.84 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,812thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,611thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,322ndBest Weather: 5,736thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,594thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,991stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,069thMost Developed: 7,074thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,467thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,982ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,018thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,820thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,911thSmartest Citizens: 9,751stTop
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Largest Governments: 10,973rdHighest Economic Output: 10,998thHealthiest Citizens: 12,875thLowest Crime Rates: 13,828thMost Efficient Economies: 13,964thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,066thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,543rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,621stMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,135thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,881stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,208thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,608thLargest Populations: 19,427thMost Cultured: 20,341st
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the region

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