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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,137thMost Influential: 2,627thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,694th
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Arelplace

Population9.112 billion

CapitalBisulifan
LeaderLaddington McLad

Currencypelf
AnimalArctic crow

The Republic of Arelplace is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Laddington McLad with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.112 billion Arelplaceans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bisulifan. The average income tax rate is 84.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Arelplacean economy, worth 495 trillion pelves a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 54,343 pelves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Statues of famous citizens are erected or demolished on a purely partisan basis, many friends and relatives of Laddington McLad have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits, and advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Laddington McLad's most personal functions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arelplace's national animal is the Arctic crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arelplace is ranked 193,610th in the world and 6,525th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 31 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,363rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,040thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,296thNicest Citizens: 14,376thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,310thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,104thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,919thMost Stationary: 17,231stHealthiest Citizens: 19,965thMost Pacifist: 21,342ndSmartest Citizens: 21,457thMost Cultured: 22,108thMost Inclusive: 22,209thSafest: 22,352nd
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 150th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 182nd in the regionBest Weather: 193rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 247th in the regionMost Influential: 314th in the regionMost Stationary: 320th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 332nd in the regionLargest Populations: 350th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 358th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 360th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 465th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 474th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 488th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 495th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 519th in the regionNicest Citizens: 531st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 607th in the regionMost Cultured: 648th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 653rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 672nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 743rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 764th in the regionMost Inclusive: 781st in the regionSafest: 785th in the region

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