by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 334thMost Influential: 803rdMost Secular: 1,711th
The Federal Stratocracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Many for all, all for many
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.847 billion

Leaderthe Federal Council


The Federal Stratocracy of Arstungry is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Federal Council with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, anti-smoking policies, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 11.847 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 large, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arstmark. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Arstungryian economy, worth a remarkable 2,364 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 impressive 199,548 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 well-funded 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 6,451st in the world and 304th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 13,359.95 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 334thMost Influential: 803rdMost Secular: 1,711thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,847thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,221stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,410thTop
Most Developed: 2,847thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,902ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,083rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,426thSafest: 3,618thSmartest Citizens: 3,660thLowest Crime Rates: 3,743rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,815thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,154thLargest Governments: 4,447thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,821stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,037thBest Weather: 5,193rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,220thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,626thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,671stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,451stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,127thHighest Average Incomes: 7,377thHighest Economic Output: 7,782ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,667thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,796thRudest Citizens: 8,938thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,371stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,239thTop
Highest Food Quality: 13,768thMost Stationary: 15,522ndMost Cultured: 19,395thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,829thMost Patriotic: 24,095thMost Valuable International Artwork: 27,118thLargest Populations: 27,153rd
Most Secular: 90th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 117th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 118th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 165th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 176th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 177th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 180th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 188th in the regionSafest: 192nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 193rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 210th in the regionMost Influential: 219th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 222nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 227th in the regionLargest Governments: 234th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 245th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 251st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 251st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 272nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 275th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 275th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 278th in the regionBest Weather: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 304th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 304th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 339th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 340th in the regionMost Stationary: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 382nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 385th in the regionRudest Citizens: 398th in the regionLargest Populations: 483rd in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 778th in the regionMost Patriotic: 847th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 929th in the regionMost Cultured: 964th in the regionMost Politically Free: 1,114th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,366th in the region

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