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Most Influential: 913th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,560th Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,124th
The Grand Monarchy of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Servitio in Patria
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ars Britannia

Population3.295 billion

CapitalAlbion
LeaderEmpress Riliane

CurrencyBritannian Pound
AnimalShih Tzu

The Grand Monarchy of Ars Britannia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Empress Riliane with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 3.295 billion Ars Britannians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Albion. The average income tax rate is 60.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ars Britannian economy, worth 445 trillion Britannian Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 135,238 Britannian Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, it is a silent spring in Ars Britannia, slackers at work are told to "crack on with it", and the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ars Britannia's national animal is the Shih Tzu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ars Britannia is ranked 144,301st in the world and 4,080th in Balder for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -29.75 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Influential: 913thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,560thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,124thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,394thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,527thHighest Drug Use: 4,937thRudest Citizens: 5,228thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,486thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,146thMost Inclusive: 7,556thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,465thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,212thMost Cultured: 9,580thLargest Retail Industry: 10,128thMost Developed: 10,867thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,260thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,676thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,762ndNudest: 12,901stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,687thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,084thMost Secular: 15,114thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,332ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,806thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,874thHighest Average Incomes: 16,383rd
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 65th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 150th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 157th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 186th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 192nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 196th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 209th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 216th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 322nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 340th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 355th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 414th in the regionMost Cultured: 480th in the regionNudest: 494th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 504th in the regionMost Developed: 527th in the region

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