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Rudest Citizens: 3,254th Most Inclusive: 4,632nd Most Efficient Economies: 5,055th
The Federal Republic of
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Argin

Population6.389 billion

CapitalUzoa Heights
LeaderKing Jacob Snow
FaithNone

CurrencyCuriq
AnimalOwl

The Federal Republic of Argin is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Jacob Snow with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 6.389 billion Arginians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Uzoa Heights. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arginian economy, worth a remarkable 1,032 trillion Curiqs a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 161,632 Curiqs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, and Arginian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect. Crime is totally unknown. Argin's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is None.

Argin is ranked 159,547th in the world and 116th in Conifer for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -154.56 on the Hayek Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 3,254thMost Inclusive: 4,632ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,055thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,712thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,204thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,669thNicest Citizens: 6,835thLargest Retail Industry: 6,916thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,974thMost Developed: 7,017thMost Cultured: 7,586thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,781stHighest Drug Use: 7,898thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,991stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,112thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,221stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,247thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,259thNudest: 8,277thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,300thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,059thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,353rdLargest Welfare Programs: 9,608thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,107thLargest Governments: 10,351stHighest Average Incomes: 10,572ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,938thMost Pacifist: 12,130thHighest Economic Output: 13,609thBest Weather: 13,787thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,044thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,882ndLowest Crime Rates: 14,959thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,431st
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Argin, Arginian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, atheism is seen as a prerequisite for political power.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, the monarchy goes down the drain with a royal flush.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, glamping Arginians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, gay men commonly complain about their time of the month.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, the freedom to be free is always just out of reach.
  • : Following new legislation in Argin, young people devote their entire lives to the faith.

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