by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 79th Largest Populations: 7,425th Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,800th
The Queen's State of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Say anything at all
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Queen's State of Artell is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 13.763 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 62.0 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 79th in the world and 6th in Ancient Lands for Most Income Equality, scoring 100 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Income Equality: 79thTop
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Largest Populations: 7,425thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,800thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,959th
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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: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 44th in the regionMost Devout: 51st in the regionMost Cultured: 54th in the regionMost Pacifist: 65th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 107th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Artell was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).

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