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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,452ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,518thLargest Governments: 1,685th
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Population10.091 billion


CurrencyRepublic Credit
AnimalGolden Jackal

The Dominion of Arkantis is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jakalvar with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 10.091 billion Arkantii enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, corrupt, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Twin-Bays. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Arkantii economy, worth a remarkable 2,279 trillion Republic Credits 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 Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 225,845 Republic Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, toilet paper is considered a non-essential item in the embargo against Brasilistan, the government is spending more on exports to Brasilistan than it's receiving from tariffs on the imports, and food shipments to Brasilistan have been replaced with DIY fishing rods and unintelligible instruction manuals. Crime is totally unknown. Arkantis's national animal is the Golden Jackal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arkantis is ranked 82,340th in the world and 3,189th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 24.39 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,452ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,518thLargest Governments: 1,685thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,767thMost Developed: 1,828thSmartest Citizens: 1,944thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,967thMost Inclusive: 2,001stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,077thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,095thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,219thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,252ndHighest Food Quality: 2,330thBest Weather: 2,331stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,419thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,463rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,488thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,489thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,500thMost Efficient Economies: 2,650thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,657thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,046thNicest Citizens: 3,083rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,181stHealthiest Citizens: 3,586thMost Influential: 3,723rdMost Cultured: 3,742ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,772ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,072ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,225thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,623rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,307thMost Patriotic: 7,035thHighest Economic Output: 8,168thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,198thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,979thMost Stationary: 12,324thNudest: 12,595thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,192ndTop
Most Secular: 13,935thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,180thMost Income Equality: 19,774thSafest: 25,434th
Highest Average Tax Rates: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 41st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 44th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 45th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 49th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 52nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 53rd in the regionMost Developed: 58th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 58th in the regionMost Inclusive: 66th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 69th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 70th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 70th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 70th in the regionBest Weather: 72nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 72nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 76th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 79th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 92nd in the regionMost Cultured: 94th in the regionNicest Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 99th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 117th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 120th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 125th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 138th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 166th in the regionMost Patriotic: 173rd in the regionMost Stationary: 178th in the regionMost Influential: 226th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 241st in the regionNudest: 244th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 253rd in the regionLargest Populations: 260th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 277th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 441st in the regionMost Secular: 449th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 618th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 802nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 808th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 957th in the regionSafest: 970th in the regionMost Income Equality: 979th in the region

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