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Arcterus

Population18.693 billion

CapitalInstallation Heliopolis
LeaderThe Prime Executor

CurrencyRation Card
AnimalCelt

The Dominion of Arcterus is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Prime Executor with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 18.693 billion Arcterrans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — prioritizes Education, although Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Installation Heliopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Arcterian economy, worth a remarkable 4,402 trillion Ration Cards a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 235,526 Ration Cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, Celts are frequently shot for looking at people 'in a funny way', popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, and space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space. Crime is totally unknown. Arcterus's national animal is the Celt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arcterus is ranked 207,390th in the world and 125th in Yggdrasil for Most Avoided, scoring 0.16 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26thMost Cultured: 34thMost Advanced Public Transport: 39thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 48thMost Inclusive: 92ndMost Beautiful Environments: 102ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 152ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 158thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 182ndSmartest Citizens: 193rdMost Rebellious Youth: 212thHighest Average Tax Rates: 214thMost Cheerful Citizens: 244thLargest Governments: 311thNicest Citizens: 327thMost Compassionate Citizens: 415thHealthiest Citizens: 481stMost Developed: 504thLongest Average Lifespans: 574thMost Pacifist: 657thBest Weather: 682ndMost Influential: 1,076thSafest: 1,911thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,269thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,376thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,511thRudest Citizens: 2,802ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,192ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,947thMost Stationary: 4,847thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,259thMost Efficient Economies: 5,416thNudest: 7,351stLargest Populations: 7,605thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,008thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,524thMost Secular: 12,300thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,470thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,996thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,726th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arcterus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, Celts are frequently shot for looking at people 'in a funny way'.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, it is illegal for a parent to tell a child to stop eating their boogers.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, glamping Arcterrans won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, village elders are often called in to interpret voting outcomes in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcterus, in a baffling press conference The Prime Executor proudly dismantled a broken door.

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