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Most Influential: 1,477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,697thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,755th
The Federal Republic of
New York Times Democracy
furchtlos und treu - fearless and faithful
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.89 billion

LeaderNomed of Armbruster


The Federal Republic of Armbruster is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Nomed of Armbruster with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.89 billion Armbrusterians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arminia. The average income tax rate is 74.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Armbrusterian economy, worth 240 trillion €s a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 83,213 €s, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them, and Armbrusterians incessantly needle their doctors for relief. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Armbruster's national animal is the Kingfisher, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Armbruster is ranked 248,905th in the world and 956th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -66.3 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 1,477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,697thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 6,755thMost Pacifist: 6,798thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,843rdSafest: 6,885thNicest Citizens: 8,321stMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,472ndBest Weather: 9,826thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,196thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,179thMost Inclusive: 11,830thHealthiest Citizens: 12,448thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,796thTop
Highest Food Quality: 15,445thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,598thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,423rdMost Secular: 20,080thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,218thLowest Crime Rates: 20,637thSmartest Citizens: 21,112thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,457thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,577thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,681stLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,193rdHighest Poor Incomes: 24,909th
Most Politically Free: 100th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 100th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 122nd in the regionSafest: 126th in the region

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