by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 498th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,579th Highest Drug Use: 2,581st
The Free and Happy Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Peace and happiness for all!
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.653 billion

CapitalArtemis City
LeaderThe Happy Man


The Free and Happy Republic of Artemizistan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Happy Man with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, parental licensing program, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 2.653 billion Artemizistanis are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Artemis City. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Artemizistani economy, worth 456 trillion artems a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 172,115 artems, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In distant lands the nation is known as a lovely place that was even better in the good old days, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, babies are a small but significant export, and the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Artemizistan's national animal is the platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Artemizistan is ranked 13,981st in the world and 720th in The North Pacific for Most Secular, with 73.28 Atheism Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 498thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,579thTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,581stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,650thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,651stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,174thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,389thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,391stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,596thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,779thLargest Governments: 3,976thMost Influential: 4,065thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,166thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,694thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,841stMost Cultured: 4,868thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,034thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,107thMost Efficient Economies: 5,206thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,455thMost Developed: 5,582ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,849thNudest: 6,999thSmartest Citizens: 7,790thLargest Black Market: 8,297thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,417thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 8,696thHighest Average Incomes: 8,782ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,336thRudest Citizens: 12,823rdMost Secular: 13,981stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,972ndLargest Publishing Industry: 15,958thMost Inclusive: 17,254th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 57th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 66th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 116th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 123rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 136th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 159th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 169th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 169th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 171st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 186th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 190th in the regionLargest Governments: 192nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 201st in the regionNudest: 201st in the regionLargest Black Market: 232nd in the regionMost Cultured: 239th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 279th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 288th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 294th in the regionMost Developed: 323rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 369th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 397th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 420th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 436th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 502nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 550th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 575th in the regionMost Politically Free: 705th in the regionMost Secular: 720th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 813th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 838th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Artemizistan, the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear".
  • : Following new legislation in Artemizistan, babies are a small but significant export.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemizistan, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemizistan, in distant lands the nation is known as a lovely place that was even better in the good old days.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemizistan, the doctor has cold hands.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemizistan, statues of famous citizens are erected or demolished on a purely partisan basis.
  • : Artemizistan was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Balimut.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemizistan, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Artemizistan endorsed The Conked Out Koalas of Sanjurika.
  • : Artemizistan was endorsed by The Conked Out Koalas of Sanjurika.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 205 » Pallaith, Sil Dorsett, Newpromisedland, Zumlandia, The Rhein States, Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Humptalumpta, Asgardira, Adkins Station, Elianzonia, Zupla, Shibutani, Yemet, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Ostrinios, Notyoutopia, Joodey, Zighineborp, Democritus, Yukti, Abject Ludicrosity, Sinelona, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Omnistria, Riechelburg, PlanetPunk, El Fiji Grande, Black Templares, Aetulia, Wunderstrafanstalt, Justanistan, New Pruessen, Antiyard, Agrauron, Agharya, Great Bights Mum, Aningem Atron, Uganda Knuckles UK, Napnomadia, Warsaw-Halicz, Vathekia, Kwaj, Dreadton, Dar es Saalam, Altivia, The Black Cathedral, Zokk, North Bratislava, and 155 others.Walter Jackson, Koda-Land, Valhalla123, Kasazzastan, Shadowrik, Bearical, Wilkshire, Western Vapia, Malta Comino Gozo, Wanatah, Amauri, Bridgett, Outer Egorniand, Velon, Corfad, Steraz, Vincone Cae, Vexilia, Yarecir, Papika, Ainsworth, Wooleystan, Suicidistan, Viridiann, General COE, Blackwood Coast, Amerian States, Buckerino, Alice Gardens, Alcarand, Lunallian, Sundred, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Mzeusia, Bayern-Straubing, Spartoptia, Partax, Rionion, Siwale, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, SchoolHouse Rock, Niradans, Arqadia, Federation Terra Australis, Anna Airters, Aroa, Venezuelia, British Bayonet, Union of Austria-Hungary, Breduria, Atheenos, Jasminlandia, Brettenia, Utopotia, Cinq Fleches, Central Ryal, Ethnon, Azzarel, United States of Americanas, Chukstik Illahi, Albacria, Castle Federation, ZimRobwe, Aweland, Babacar, Jackxanlandia, CelebrityDude, Ausnakulia, Camarthen, United North American, Calamazo, New Bremerton, Unsophisticate, Cam Zazi, Caralapace, Arimbia, United States of Medford, Butcher Bridge, Ozstan, Republic of Turbin, Chamocha, Maovale, Sunto, JAOECW536, Azura Palatina, Bothia, Selfgradatude, Bidragistan, East Wushen, Changjo, Bananaaaaa, Q w e r t y, Blackphir, Maott, United States of Straight Sheeple, Beagles Reborn, United Asgardian States, Ninjak30, Upper Theigiestanticiania, Birting, THX1138, Cloydicia, The United States of Romania, Amicities, Bonjoura, Beladev, The Iron Lions, United Kingdoms of Islands, Wohlstantia, Votak Matim, Boltang, Beastos, Frances Francis the First of France, Guer Aike, Holy Oranz, Bojacks and Jills, BrightFutures, Chinese Japanese And Koreans, 1 very fast endotarter, United Draconia, Ara Antrizuls, New Ducklands, Willifusland, McMasterdonia, Pasargad, Wineclaw, Arquan, Lunalux, Jefffliu, Ofemerica, Panama Coalition, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Beta Cyndriel, Acrabinnia, Kulgatha, Solmetria, Viiraji, Renzic, Jpia, Torakuen, SillyString, Sakaryata, Atomic Industry Islands, IsiMUd, Wisconsota, Gladio II, Divine Eulogy, Victoriaans Nederlands, Sheldanada, Guslantis, Zemnaya Svoboda, Saturns Edge, Sanjurika, and Balimut.

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