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Highest Drug Use: 5,147th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,492nd Largest Retail Industry: 7,046th
The Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
The only heroic thing is the sky
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Republic of ArcticOne is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, avant-garde cinema, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 825 million AOians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Point. The average income tax rate is 16.6%.

The all-consuming Arctic economy, worth 108 trillion Merits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 131,716 Merits, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects, the ArcticOne Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. ArcticOne's national animal is the Ossifrage, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

ArcticOne is ranked 26,026th in the world and 1,191st in Balder for Most Cultured, scoring 80 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Highest Drug Use: 5,147thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,492ndLargest Retail Industry: 7,046thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,739thMost Armed: 10,286thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,415thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,743rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,801stMost Inclusive: 15,249thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,867thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,001st
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 126th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 197th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 235th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 267th in the regionMost Armed: 293rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 359th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 389th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 448th in the region

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