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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 159thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 493rdLargest Gambling Industry: 611th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Liberty
Influence
Hegemony
Founder
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Arlenton

Population20.782 billion

CapitalCharleston
LeaderThe President of Arlenton
FaithChristianity

CurrencyDollar
AnimalArlenton Eagle

The Republic of Arlenton is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The President of Arlenton with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 20.782 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 4,786 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 230,328 Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,132,714 per year while the poor average 2,387, a ratio of 893 to 1.

It's a hard-knock life for the orphans doing factory work for a pittance, the industries of Arlenton are coughing all the way to the bank, The President of Arlenton has been known to make speeches in fishing waders, and children are expected to carve their own toys. 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 234,279th in the world and 2nd in The Capitalist Alliance for Smartest Citizens, with 10.94 quips per hour.

Top
1%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 159thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 493rdLargest Gambling Industry: 611thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 785thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 932ndFattest Citizens: 949thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 971stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,190thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,295thHighest Crime Rates: 1,577thMost Armed: 1,588thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,605thMost Avoided: 1,812thTop
5%
Highest Economic Output: 2,753rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,155thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,732ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,917thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,017thLargest Mining Sector: 4,100thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,116thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,673rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,008thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,200thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,516thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,029thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,118thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,264thLargest Retail Industry: 6,450thMost Stationary: 6,496thRudest Citizens: 8,216thLargest Populations: 9,249thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,019thMost Influential: 11,364thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 16,829thMost Devout: 20,443rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,452ndLargest Black Market: 23,405thMost Pro-Market: 23,943rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 25,950th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Arlenton, children are expected to carve their own toys.
  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Arlenton's influence in The Capitalist Alliance fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Arlenton published "Map of Arlenton (WIP)" (Factbook: Geography).
  • : Arlenton published "Vehicles" (Factbook: Military).
  • : Arlenton was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Arlenton published "Map of Arlenton (WIP)" (Factbook: Geography).

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