by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,737thMost Authoritarian: 6,185thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,884th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The machine is immortal.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population422 million



The Holy Empire of Arcarum is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its closed borders, infamous sell-swords, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 422 million Arcarumians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Razgriz. The average income tax rate is 74.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Arcarumian economy, worth 33.5 trillion Rupees a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 79,418 Rupees, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Razgriz, and the nation gives peace a chance - usually one in a million. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arcarum's national animal is the Lizard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arcarum is ranked 22,400th in the world and 679th in The East Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 10.1 Bank.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,737thMost Authoritarian: 6,185thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,884thMost Conservative: 10,179thMost Influential: 10,927thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,119thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 16,411thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,748thLowest Crime Rates: 16,953rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,193rdLongest Average Lifespans: 22,032ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,400thMost Extreme: 23,146thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,423rdHealthiest Citizens: 23,571stLargest Welfare Programs: 24,064th
Most Authoritarian: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 325th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 393rd in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 435th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 454th in the regionMost Conservative: 460th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 463rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 471st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 493rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 568th in the regionMost Influential: 604th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 672nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 674th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 679th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 728th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 742nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 749th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 750th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 756th in the regionLargest Governments: 802nd in the region

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