by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 449thMost Influential: 733rdMost Secular: 1,384th
The Federal Stratocracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Many for all, all for many
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.208 billion

Leaderthe Federal Council


The Federal Stratocracy of Arstungry is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Federal Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 8.208 billion Arstungrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arstmark. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Arstungryian economy, worth a remarkable 1,655 trillion ARTS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 201,730 ARTS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, and the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arstungry's national animal is the Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arstungry is ranked 216,482nd in the world and 9,812th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -359.89 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 449thMost Influential: 733rdMost Secular: 1,384thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,684thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,914thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,230thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,728thMost Developed: 2,776thHealthiest Citizens: 2,801stMost Efficient Economies: 2,913thLowest Crime Rates: 3,360thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,436thSmartest Citizens: 3,477thSafest: 3,577thLargest Governments: 4,115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,940thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,108thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,181stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,299thBest Weather: 5,576thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,726thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,907thHighest Average Incomes: 6,110thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,624thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,931stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,766thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,613thRudest Citizens: 8,631stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,262ndHighest Economic Output: 9,617thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,976thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 17,654thMost Cultured: 19,060thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,223rdMost Stationary: 21,373rd
Most Secular: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 83rd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 108th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 124th in the regionMost Developed: 159th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 164th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 167th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 170th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 174th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 188th in the regionSafest: 201st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 201st in the regionLargest Governments: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 223rd in the regionMost Influential: 252nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 257th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 261st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 287th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 287th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 290th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 291st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 301st in the regionBest Weather: 323rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 328th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 334th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 358th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 376th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 407th in the regionRudest Citizens: 424th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 528th in the regionLargest Populations: 630th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 883rd in the regionMost Cultured: 955th in the region

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