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Most Pacifist: 3,948thSafest: 4,936thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,503rd
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
Peace, Progress and Love
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Some

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ArranVidLand

Population1.069 billion

CurrencyArranVid
AnimalDove

The Free Land of ArranVidLand is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its lack of airports, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 1.069 billion ArranVidLandians 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 Education, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 89.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The ArranVidLandian economy, worth 64.4 trillion ArranVids 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 Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration. Average income is 60,239 ArranVids, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jollity-related fatalities are on the increase, children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, and red text rains down on the head of anyone who dares to step out of line (ArranVidLand has found 2 easter eggs). Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ArranVidLand's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

ArranVidLand is ranked 251,512th in the world and 7,969th in Balder for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -18.47 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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5%
Most Pacifist: 3,948thSafest: 4,936thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,503rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,350thNicest Citizens: 7,470thHealthiest Citizens: 7,866thBest Weather: 8,776thLowest Crime Rates: 9,149thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,528thMost Inclusive: 10,020thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,486thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,575thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,693rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,875thHighest Food Quality: 11,543rdMost Advanced Public Education: 11,842ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,987thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,847thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,340thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,945thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,485thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,978thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,505thMost Income Equality: 19,403rdSmartest Citizens: 19,865thLargest Governments: 20,418thMost Secular: 20,622ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,708th
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Most Pacifist: 174th in the regionSafest: 231st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 311th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 335th in the regionNicest Citizens: 353rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 392nd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 432nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 455th in the regionMost Inclusive: 475th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 482nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 501st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 535th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 544th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 572nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 576th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 597th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 603rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 626th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 670th in the regionMost Cultured: 698th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 768th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 791st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, red text rains down on the head of anyone who dares to step out of line (ArranVidLand has found 2 easter eggs).
  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name.
  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, jollity-related fatalities are on the increase.
  • : ArranVidLand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, superstitious folk make gestures to ward off evil whenever they see a refrigeration unit.
  • : Following new legislation in ArranVidLand, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags.

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