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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,406thMost Devout: 2,873rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,022nd
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
Purity, Frankness, Cohesion
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Shoeshiner
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
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Arklanda

Population1.455 billion

CapitalMintakaville
LeaderPrime Minister Yaseen
FaithIslam

CurrencyKwarts
AnimalShrike Bird

The Kingdom of Arklanda is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Yaseen with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, devout population of 1.455 billion Arklanders are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mintakaville. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arkic economy, worth 130 trillion Kwarts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Cheese Exports. Average income is 89,844 Kwarts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, school football matches are usually five-a-side, and tabloids publicly shun nurses for not calling home on the weekends. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arklanda's national animal is the Shrike Bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Islam.

Arklanda is ranked 66,866th in the world and 110th in Forest for Most Conservative, scoring 64.08 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,406thTop
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Most Devout: 2,873rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,022ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,233rdBest Weather: 3,918thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,283rdMost Pacifist: 5,106thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,070thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,497thSafest: 7,667thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,001stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,877thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,998thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,080thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,569thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,643rdHealthiest Citizens: 10,259thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,910thNicest Citizens: 11,425thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 11,849thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,257thHighest Food Quality: 13,494thMost Inclusive: 13,926thMost Developed: 13,987thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,134thLargest Governments: 16,732ndMost Influential: 16,757thMost Cultured: 17,045thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,162ndMost Efficient Economies: 20,303rd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arklanda lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Arklanda lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Arklanda published "Women's GreenCup - MATCHDAY 2" (Account: Sport).
  • : Arklanda lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Arklanda was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Arklanda, tabloids publicly shun nurses for not calling home on the weekends.
  • : Following new legislation in Arklanda, school football matches are usually five-a-side.
  • : Arklanda lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Arklanda, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Arklanda lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.

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