by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 430thMost Rebellious Youth: 776thNicest Citizens: 1,151st
The Forgotten Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Fui quod es, eris quod sum
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population21.795 billion

LeaderPrince Valerian Solstice


The Forgotten Kingdom of Arkhane is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Prince Valerian Solstice with an even hand, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 21.795 billion Arkhaneans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Social Policy, and Environment also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Archsil. The average income tax rate is 51.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arkhanean economy, worth a remarkable 2,511 trillion Arks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 115,223 Arks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned significant others, the roar of the Niagara 3000 mega-loo can be heard several blocks away, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkhane's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Interfaith.

Arkhane is ranked 32,505th in the world and 653rd in the Rejected Realms for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 4,082.94 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 430thMost Rebellious Youth: 776thNicest Citizens: 1,151stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,508thBest Weather: 1,623rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,646thMost Pacifist: 1,994thMost Devout: 2,126thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,200thLargest Retail Industry: 2,592ndTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2,826thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,062ndMost Cultured: 4,672ndSafest: 5,077thMost Developed: 5,171stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,279thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,604thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,729thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,851stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,173rdHighest Food Quality: 6,263rdMost Influential: 6,349thMost Efficient Economies: 6,478thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,108thHighest Economic Output: 7,347thSmartest Citizens: 7,690thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,932ndLargest Populations: 8,191stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,454thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,821stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,613thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,483rdTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 16,820thMost Inclusive: 17,254thMost Stationary: 24,031stLargest Governments: 24,145thMost Patriotic: 25,167th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 33rd in the regionMost Devout: 45th in the regionNicest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Influential: 54th in the regionMost Pacifist: 56th in the regionBest Weather: 58th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 58th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 80th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 85th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 86th in the regionSafest: 114th in the regionMost Cultured: 135th in the regionMost Developed: 136th in the regionLargest Populations: 138th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 150th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 151st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 153rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 155th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 159th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 173rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 190th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 194th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 197th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 207th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 220th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 232nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 260th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 266th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 364th in the regionMost Stationary: 369th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 374th in the regionLargest Governments: 524th in the regionMost Patriotic: 601st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 608th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 653rd in the regionNudest: 661st in the region

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