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Most Valuable International Artwork: 653rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,149thMost Influential: 2,809th
The High Kingdom of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Per ardua ad astra
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population3.542 billion

LeaderHigh King Frederick II


The High Kingdom of Arthenas is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by High King Frederick II with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cheerful population of 3.542 billion Arthenians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avalon. The average income tax rate is 66.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arthenian economy, worth 633 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 178,950 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security, and 'Let's Get It On' has jumped to #1 on the billboard charts. Crime is totally unknown. Arthenas's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arthenas is ranked 653rd in the world and 3rd in Thalassia for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 1,130.27 Bank.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 653rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,149thTop
Most Influential: 2,809thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,077thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,397thHealthiest Citizens: 3,543rdMost Inclusive: 3,558thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,727thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,929thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,637thMost Cultured: 4,876thRudest Citizens: 4,978thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,158thNicest Citizens: 5,320thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,343rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,798thSmartest Citizens: 6,050thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,374thMost Secular: 6,495thMost Developed: 7,075thMost Efficient Economies: 8,550thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,091stHighest Average Incomes: 9,208thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,104thTop
Nudest: 12,173rdLargest Governments: 14,425thBest Weather: 14,633rdMost Beautiful Environments: 15,480thSafest: 15,832ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,262ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,651stHighest Drug Use: 21,856thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,669thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,787th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arthenas's influence in Thalassia rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Arthenas's influence in Thalassia fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Arthenas was endorsed by The Syndicalist Commonwealth of Tirr Savattstra.
  • : Arthenas was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Arthenas was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Arthenas's influence in Thalassia rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Arthenas was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Arthenas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Arthenas, 'Let's Get It On' has jumped to #1 on the billboard charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Arthenas, pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security.


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