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Most Cheerful Citizens: 238th Most Advanced Public Education: 337th Most Cultured: 398th
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Arcturus Novus

Population15.946 billion

LeaderTertius Quirinus Maro

AnimalArcturan valehound

The Federal Republic of Arcturus Novus is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tertius Quirinus Maro with a fair hand, and remarkable for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.946 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, although Social Policy, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. 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 3,103 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 194,625 aurs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, high school bands practice by moonlight, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty, and murderers with law degrees can be seen swinging the gavel in courts. 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 17,292nd in the world and 198th in The Communist Bloc for Most Influential, scoring 1,652 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 238thMost Advanced Public Education: 337thMost Cultured: 398thMost Inclusive: 575thLargest Publishing Industry: 602ndNicest Citizens: 617thMost Rebellious Youth: 688thLeast Corrupt Governments: 691stMost Efficient Economies: 753rdLargest Welfare Programs: 823rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 840thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,037thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,074thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,076thSmartest Citizens: 1,098thMost Developed: 1,205thHealthiest Citizens: 1,227thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,245thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,366thLargest Governments: 1,467thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 1,595thMost Pacifist: 1,771stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,874thSafest: 2,262ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,276thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,546thHighest Economic Output: 3,166thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,264thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,910thLowest Crime Rates: 5,053rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,113thMost Devout: 6,268thNudest: 6,776thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,482ndTop
Largest Populations: 8,456thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,840thMost Politically Free: 10,243rdBest Weather: 12,469thHighest Drug Use: 15,086th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 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: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionNudest: 32nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionLargest Governments: 42nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 44th in the regionMost Pacifist: 47th in the regionMost Politically Free: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 48th in the regionSafest: 52nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 53rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 60th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 77th in the region

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