by Max Barry

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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,626thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,675thMost Inclusive: 1,865th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Minsa ken Minsa (Star by Star)
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population6.186 billion

LeaderEmperor Biritui
FaithVarious Spiritualisms


The Constitutional Monarchy of Arpino is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Biritui with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 6.186 billion Arpinogon are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arp. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Arpino economy, worth a remarkable 1,268 trillion Damats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 205,049 Damats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, a life spent suffering in silence is considered noble, torture is illegal, and standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arpino's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Various Spiritualisms.

Arpino is ranked 199,413th in the world and 7,087th in Lazarus for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -12.41 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Highest Poor Incomes: 1,626thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,675thMost Inclusive: 1,865thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,869thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,044thTop
Largest Governments: 2,110thBest Weather: 2,148thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,499thLowest Crime Rates: 2,513thMost Developed: 2,538thMost Cultured: 2,783rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,918thMost Influential: 2,979thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,010thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,033rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,135thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,253rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,270thNicest Citizens: 3,361stMost Efficient Economies: 3,372ndSafest: 3,373rdSmartest Citizens: 3,480thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,772ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,921stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,960thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,415thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,559thMost Devout: 5,282ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,714thHighest Average Incomes: 5,900thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,710thMost Pacifist: 7,540thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,684thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,939thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,779thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,427thHighest Economic Output: 12,922ndMost Income Equality: 12,968thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,990th
Most Inclusive: 67th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 75th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 92nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 94th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 99th in the regionBest Weather: 104th in the regionLargest Governments: 112th in the regionMost Developed: 125th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 126th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 140th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Cultured: 148th in the regionNicest Citizens: 150th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 156th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 165th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 166th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 167th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 171st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 179th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 179th in the regionSafest: 199th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 209th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 209th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 238th in the regionMost Devout: 243rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 269th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 312th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 319th in the regionMost Income Equality: 326th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 328th in the regionMost Pacifist: 384th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 434th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 568th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 583rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 671st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 673rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arpino's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Arpino was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Arpino's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Arpino was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments, Best Weather, and Most Beautiful Environments and the Top 10% for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Arpino was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Arpino ceased to exist in The East Pacific.
  • : Arpino was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Arpino was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Arpino was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Arpino was endorsed by The Tyranny of Aivintis.


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