by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 2,700thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,514thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,374th
The Democratic States of
Left-Leaning College State
No gods or kings, only man.
Kaathe Rhinehardt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.582 billion

CapitalTau Volantis
LeaderKaathe Rhinehardt

AnimalArtaecusian Desert Fox

The Democratic States of Artaecus is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kaathe Rhinehardt with an even hand, and renowned for its digital currency, infamous sell-swords, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working, democratic population of 2.582 billion Artaecusians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

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 62.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Artaecusian economy, worth 320 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 124,060 Kalroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

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 19,487th in the world and 39th in The Hole To Hide In for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,074.37 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Secular: 2,700thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,514thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,374thMost Developed: 12,979thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,008thMost Efficient Economies: 14,103rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,301stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,120thMost Influential: 16,348thBest Weather: 16,370thHighest Drug Use: 16,456thSmartest Citizens: 17,347thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,436thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,365thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,168thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,487thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,917thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,981stHighest Average Incomes: 22,018thHealthiest Citizens: 22,578th
Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Candensia, Rumanian States, Dushkaria, Nonadia, Kemonomica, Evacasia, and Antekuna.

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