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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 415th Largest Gambling Industry: 771st Fattest Citizens: 845th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Living Free
Regional Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Republic of Arlenton is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by the President of Arlenton with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, national health service, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 9.635 billion Arlentans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Social Policy and Environment not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Charleston. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Arlentan economy, worth a remarkable 2,158 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 223,992 Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,816,373 per year while the poor average 6,129, a ratio of 296 to 1.

The nation's air missiles have killed thousands of Brasilistan military personnel, elite teams of assassins have been sent into Brasilistan, the armed forces have designated 'murder teams' that root out rebels in Brasilistan, and captured Brasilistani POWs are staying in 5-star hotels. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Arlenton's national animal is the Arlenton Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Arlenton is ranked 2,378th in the world and 1st in The Capitalist Alliance for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 11,505.1 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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1%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 415thLargest Gambling Industry: 771stFattest Citizens: 845thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,005thMost Armed: 1,038thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,243rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,480thHighest Crime Rates: 1,494thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,604thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,647thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,804thTop
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Most Avoided: 1,820thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,363rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,378thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,496thLargest Retail Industry: 2,898thHighest Average Incomes: 3,108thRudest Citizens: 3,145thLargest Mining Sector: 3,343rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,538thHighest Economic Output: 3,841stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,144thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,046thMost Pro-Market: 5,220thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,573rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,715thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,393rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,912thTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 10,100thMost Devout: 11,633rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,662ndLargest Populations: 14,074thLargest Black Market: 15,442ndMost Stationary: 17,362ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 17,979th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Arlenton published "Aircraft" (Factbook: Military).
  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Arlenton published "Aircraft (WIP)" (Factbook: Military).
  • : Arlenton published "Aircraft" (Factbook: Military).
  • : Arlenton's influence in The Capitalist Alliance rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Arlenton published "..." (Factbook: Miscellaneous).
  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary and Most Ignorant Citizens.

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