by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 75th Largest Populations: 6,705th Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,318th
The Queen's State of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Say anything at all
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Artell

Population15.352 billion

Leaderthe Governor
Faithnone

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Artell is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 15.352 billion Artellians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Artellian economy, worth 69.2 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 4,505 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

High-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, none has been named as Artell's national religion, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and the Governor has just been declared ruler of Artell in an international press conference. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Artell's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Artell is ranked 139,074th in the world and 1,301st in Ancient Lands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -8 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Income Equality: 75thTop
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Largest Populations: 6,705thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,318thMost Stationary: 13,632ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,582nd
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Most Income Equality: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionSafest: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionMost Devout: 53rd in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionMost Pacifist: 62nd in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 108th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality and the Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates, Largest Populations, and Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.

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