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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 280thMost Influential: 509thMost Secular: 1,247th
The Federal Stratocracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Many for all, all for many
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Arstungry

Population6.779 billion

CapitalArstmark
Leaderthe Federal Council

CurrencyART
AnimalSnake

The Federal Stratocracy of Arstungry is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by the Federal Council with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, aversion to nipples, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 6.779 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 93.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arstungryian economy, worth a remarkable 1,391 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 205,205 ARTS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

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 2,810th in the world and 164th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 96.51 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 280thMost Influential: 509thMost Secular: 1,247thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,601stTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,825thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,210thMost Efficient Economies: 2,741stHealthiest Citizens: 2,769thMost Developed: 2,810thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,818thLowest Crime Rates: 3,434thSmartest Citizens: 3,454thSafest: 3,603rdLargest Governments: 4,091stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,262ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,087thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,156thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,484thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,662ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,762ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,863rdBest Weather: 6,324thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,536thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,613thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,692ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,563rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,081stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,492ndTop
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Rudest Citizens: 8,967thHighest Economic Output: 10,736thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,781stMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,462ndLargest Publishing Industry: 16,051stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,076th
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Most Secular: 56th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 81st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 107th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 116th in the regionMost Influential: 153rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 158th in the regionMost Developed: 164th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 165th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 167th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 168th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 189th in the regionSafest: 200th in the regionLargest Governments: 200th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 202nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 259th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 267th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 273rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 281st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 285th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 291st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 305th in the regionBest Weather: 336th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 337th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 343rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 350th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 357th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 372nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 379th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 385th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 679th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 714th in the regionLargest Populations: 729th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 769th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 872nd in the region

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