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Most Secular: 2,714thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,129thMost Influential: 12,325th
The Democratic States of
Civil Rights Lovefest
No gods or kings, only man.
Kaathe Rhinehardt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.148 billion

CapitalTau Volantis
LeaderKaathe Rhinehardt

AnimalArtaecusian Desert Fox

The Democratic States of Artaecus is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kaathe Rhinehardt with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and absence of drug laws. The hard-working, democratic population of 3.148 billion Artaecusians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tau Volantis. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Artaecusian economy, worth 378 trillion Kalroes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 120,216 Kalroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artaecusians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes, and immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Artaecus's national animal is the Artaecusian Desert Fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Artaecus is ranked 18,689th in the world and 48th in The Hole To Hide In for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,406.17 Tourists Per Hour.

Most Secular: 2,714thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,129thTop
Most Influential: 12,325thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,501stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,869thMost Developed: 13,164thMost Efficient Economies: 13,734thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,276thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,557thBest Weather: 15,843rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,848thHighest Drug Use: 16,874thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,013thSmartest Citizens: 17,322ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,689thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,726thLowest Crime Rates: 22,115thHealthiest Citizens: 22,753rdHighest Average Incomes: 23,522ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,809th
Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 10th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 16th in the regionRudest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the region

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