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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,423rdMost Influential: 2,840thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,678th
The Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Forever Victorious!
Ilse Erika von Freyaelv
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.716 billion

LeaderIlse Erika von Freyaelv


The Empire of Arkalarius is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Ilse Erika von Freyaelv with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 4.716 billion Arkians 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Freyaelv. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Arkian economy, worth 351 trillion Notes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 74,511 Notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, genetic researchers have been expelled, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline, and transgender and agender are on the education agenda. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkalarius's national animal is the Osprey, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Arkalarius is ranked 48,152nd in the world and 1,535th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,281.89 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,423rdMost Influential: 2,840thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,678thTop
Best Weather: 12,238thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,683rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,625thHealthiest Citizens: 15,383rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,799thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,233rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,087thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,166thMost Secular: 17,802ndMost Income Equality: 19,381stMost Beautiful Environments: 19,986thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,024thLargest Black Market: 20,440thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,637thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,789thMost Developed: 22,100th
Most Influential: 165th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 194th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228th in the regionBest Weather: 396th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 430th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 431st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 443rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 462nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 472nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 527th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 531st in the regionLargest Black Market: 570th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 590th in the regionMost Secular: 605th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 616th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 663rd in the regionMost Developed: 687th in the regionLargest Populations: 704th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 754th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 780th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 787th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 820th in the region

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