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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 559thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 726thLargest Retail Industry: 2,043rd
The Most Serene Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
All hail to the king!
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Arstotskiano

Population2.019 billion

CapitalThossaliniki
LeaderKing Charles I
FaithAtheism

CurrencyArstotskoin
AnimalEurasian Brown Bear

The Most Serene Kingdom of Arstotskiano is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Charles I with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.019 billion Arstotskianians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thossaliniki. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 62.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Arstotskianian economy, worth 452 trillion Arstotskoins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 224,151 Arstotskoins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,978,328 per year while the poor average 3,642, a ratio of 543 to 1.

The Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea, parents often ask to see a credit report before lending money to their own children, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arstotskiano's national animal is the Eurasian Brown Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

Arstotskiano is ranked 74,802nd in the world and 49th in Lands End for Most Stationary, with 344.0236687136 days.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 559thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 726thLargest Retail Industry: 2,043rdMost Secular: 2,117thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,153rdMost Influential: 2,315thMost Patriotic: 2,512thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 3,194thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,487thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,616thFattest Citizens: 3,785thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,105thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,568thMost Efficient Economies: 4,747thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,939thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,351stHighest Average Incomes: 5,424thRudest Citizens: 6,253rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,404thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,530thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,623rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,687thLargest Black Market: 8,702ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,179thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,393rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,857thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,809thTop
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Largest Governments: 13,215thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,115thMost Cultured: 14,484thLowest Crime Rates: 14,997thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,955thMost Developed: 21,161stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,163rdSmartest Citizens: 24,907th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers.
  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, parents often ask to see a credit report before lending money to their own children.
  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.
  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community.
  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, labour strikes are routinely squashed by police.
  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, the only women behind bars are barmaids.
  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Arstotskiano, murder is sanctioned if the legal paperwork is filled out correctly.
  • : Arstotskiano voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Lily".

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