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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,919thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,541stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,695th
The Western Guardian Emeritus of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Bravery. Duty. Truth.
Lyra the Gryphon of House Aetos
Influence
Minnow
Vizier of Foreign Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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Arkadia Universalis

Population5.832 billion

CapitalAlbaharenum
LeaderLyra the Gryphon of House Aetos
FaithArkadian Pluralism

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalGryphon

The Western Guardian Emeritus of Arkadia Universalis is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Lyra the Gryphon of House Aetos with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 5.832 billion Arkadians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Albaharenum. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Arkadian economy, worth 567 trillion Denarii a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,370 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, the most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, and RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkadia Universalis's national animal is the Gryphon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Arkadian Pluralism.

Arkadia Universalis is ranked 23,128th in the world and 1,278th in Osiris for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 13,849.92 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,919thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,541stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,695thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,104thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,942ndBest Weather: 16,663rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,890thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,866thMost Inclusive: 18,074thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,415thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,616thLowest Crime Rates: 19,684thNicest Citizens: 20,035thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,126th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 197th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 468th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 749th in the region

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