by Max Barry

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Most Efficient Economies: 516th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,090th Safest: 1,360th
The Elite Land of
Democratic Socialists
corvus oculum corvi non eruit
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population15.018 billion



The Elite Land of Arkanik is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Arman with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, pith helmet sales, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 15.018 billion Arkanikians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bahowal. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Arkanikian economy, worth a remarkable 2,901 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 193,216 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge, and citizens buy season tickets on a 20-year payment plan. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkanik's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sikhism.

Arkanik is ranked 6,282nd in the world and 322nd in Lazarus for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 56.96 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Efficient Economies: 516thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,090thSafest: 1,360thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,122ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,140thLargest Governments: 2,181stMost Developed: 2,239thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,514thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,601stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,666thLowest Crime Rates: 2,724thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,749thHealthiest Citizens: 2,799thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,847thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,355thBest Weather: 3,384thMost Cultured: 3,486thMost Influential: 3,504thHighest Economic Output: 3,508thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,542ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,992ndSmartest Citizens: 4,229thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,866thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,901stMost Stationary: 5,497thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,196thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,282ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,390thTop
Most Devout: 8,727thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,854thLargest Populations: 9,351stLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,385thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,885th
Most Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 54th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 62nd in the regionSafest: 73rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 79th in the regionMost Developed: 92nd in the regionMost Stationary: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 102nd in the regionLargest Governments: 104th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 105th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 121st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 124th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 126th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 127th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 142nd in the regionBest Weather: 150th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 157th in the regionMost Cultured: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 159th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 174th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 180th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 201st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 207th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 264th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 284th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 292nd in the regionLargest Populations: 300th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 322nd in the regionMost Devout: 394th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 411th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 538th in the region

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