by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 90thMost Valuable International Artwork: 838thMost Influential: 1,631st
The Social Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Scientia Est Introitus Ad Success
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population767 million

CapitalUrbe Intelligentia
LeaderHer Excellency Lilly Ostenter

CurrencyPecunia Corvum
AnimalNorthern Raven

The Social Commonwealth of Arichia is a huge, genial nation, ruled by Her Excellency Lilly Ostenter with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 767 million Arichians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbe Intelligentia. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Arichian economy, worth 77.7 trillion Pecunia Corvums a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 101,339 Pecunia Corvums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fat-shaming is now public policy, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, artists are pillars of society, and for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Arichia's national animal is the Northern Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Arichia is ranked 175,203rd in the world and 8,074th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -70.78 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 90thMost Valuable International Artwork: 838thMost Influential: 1,631stTop
Most Pacifist: 4,726thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,280thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,924thMost Inclusive: 7,075thNicest Citizens: 7,572ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,726thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,024thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,707thTop
Safest: 11,285thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,841stLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,202ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,724thSmartest Citizens: 12,888thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,396thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,900thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,196thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,337thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,614thBest Weather: 16,511thMost Cultured: 16,561stMost Secular: 16,841stLongest Average Lifespans: 17,570thHealthiest Citizens: 17,655thMost Developed: 18,647thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,129th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 112th in the regionMost Pacifist: 265th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 285th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 399th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 411th in the regionNicest Citizens: 418th in the regionMost Inclusive: 438th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 472nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 490th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 503rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 529th in the regionSafest: 594th in the regionMost Influential: 635th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 670th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 682nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 688th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 744th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 748th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 748th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 796th in the regionMost Cultured: 804th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 848th in the regionBest Weather: 856th in the regionMost Secular: 885th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 892nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 918th in the regionMost Developed: 938th in the region

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