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Most Secular: 1,289thMost Influential: 3,055thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,152nd
The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists
United beneath the Aurora
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Arctic Coalition

Population2.703 billion

CapitalBaffin
LeaderLars Larson

CurrencyCredit
AnimalCaribou

The United Socialist States of Arctic Coalition is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lars Larson with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.703 billion Arcticans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baffin. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Arctican economy, worth 284 trillion Credits 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 105,266 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The news is showing footage of Lars Larson bullying an old man to the point of tears, research grant proposals read like political diatribes, employers are keenest on employees who lack family values, and former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arctic Coalition's national animal is the Caribou, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arctic Coalition is ranked 20,415th in the world and 286th in 10000 Islands for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 1,156.13 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Influential: 3,055thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,152ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,199thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,942ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,701stSafest: 5,079thBest Weather: 5,685thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,772ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,472ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,789thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,854thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,001stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,003rdMost Pacifist: 7,070thNicest Citizens: 7,339thHealthiest Citizens: 7,615thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,800thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,287thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,582ndMost Inclusive: 8,584thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,273rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,373rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,657thLowest Crime Rates: 10,732ndTop
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Largest Governments: 11,800thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,030thMost Income Equality: 14,898thSmartest Citizens: 15,349thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,631stMost Developed: 16,827thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,955thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,415thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,827thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,414th
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Most Secular: 29th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 52nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 96th in the regionSafest: 97th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 99th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 99th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 107th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 124th in the regionBest Weather: 126th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 130th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 137th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 144th in the regionNicest Citizens: 147th in the regionMost Influential: 148th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 152nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 152nd in the region

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