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Largest Agricultural Sector: 282ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 448thMost Scientifically Advanced: 620th
The Stratocratic Federation of
Father Knows Best State
To permit irresponsible authority is to allow disaster.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Arkandros

Population16.716 billion

CapitalDurmond
LeaderPresident Joseph Kurren
FaithNationalism

CurrencyDele
AnimalArkandrosian Gyrfalcon

The Stratocratic Federation of Arkandros is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by President Joseph Kurren with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.716 billion Arkandrosians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Durmond. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Arkandrosian economy, worth a remarkable 5,806 trillion Deles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 347,346 Deles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,126,212 per year while the poor average 80,836, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

Citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation, environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests, and a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Arkandros's national animal is the Arkandrosian Gyrfalcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Nationalism.

Arkandros is ranked 2,094th in the world and 8th in New Warsaw Pact for Most Developed, scoring 97.65 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 282ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 448thMost Scientifically Advanced: 620thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 627thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,194thHighest Average Incomes: 1,303rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,379thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,463rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,487thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,489thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,516thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,585thHighest Economic Output: 1,602ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,625thSmartest Citizens: 1,907thMost Developed: 2,094thRudest Citizens: 2,182ndTop
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Most Secular: 2,649thLargest Mining Sector: 3,253rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,320thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,366thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,369thLargest Governments: 3,702ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,880thLargest Black Market: 4,020thLowest Crime Rates: 4,521stMost Efficient Economies: 5,065thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,210thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,352ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,980thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,441stLargest Insurance Industry: 11,656thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,851stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,991stLargest Populations: 13,050thMost Armed: 13,502ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,097thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,909thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,765thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,090thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,410th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arkandros was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkandros, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkandros, environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkandros, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkandros, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkandros, wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry.
  • : Arkandros was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkandros, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkandros, CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkandros, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.

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