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Most Cheerful Citizens: 234th Most Advanced Public Education: 332nd Most Cultured: 393rd
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Arcturus Novus

Population15.632 billion

CapitalVeri
LeaderTertius Quirinus Maro
FaithChaotism

Currencyaur
AnimalArcturan valehound

The Federal Republic of Arcturus Novus is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Tertius Quirinus Maro with a fair hand, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.632 billion Arcturans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Social Policy, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Veri. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Arcturan economy, worth a remarkable 3,037 trillion aurs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 194,343 aurs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, the aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Arcturans, and murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour. Crime is totally unknown. Arcturus Novus's national animal is the Arcturan valehound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Chaotism.

Arcturus Novus is ranked 112,088th in the world and 467th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 83.92 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 234thMost Advanced Public Education: 332ndMost Cultured: 393rdMost Inclusive: 567thLargest Publishing Industry: 594thNicest Citizens: 610thMost Rebellious Youth: 662ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 686thMost Efficient Economies: 754thLargest Welfare Programs: 824thMost Advanced Public Transport: 856thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,039thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,069thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,070thSmartest Citizens: 1,070thMost Developed: 1,197thHealthiest Citizens: 1,220thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,241stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,436thLargest Governments: 1,451stTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1,589thMost Pacifist: 1,784thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,868thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,272ndSafest: 2,375thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,539thHighest Economic Output: 3,195thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,250thLowest Crime Rates: 5,209thHighest Average Incomes: 6,181stMost Devout: 6,356thNudest: 6,998thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,620thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,548thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,175thMost Politically Free: 10,589thBest Weather: 13,028th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 37th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionMost Pacifist: 41st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 41st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 43rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 43rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 47th in the regionSafest: 53rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 57th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 70th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 81st in the region

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Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, the aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Arcturans.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcturus Novus, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.
  • : Arcturus Novus altered its national flag.
  • : Arcturus Novus altered its national flag.
  • : Arcturus Novus altered its national flag.

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