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Best Weather: 3,371st Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,740th Most Beautiful Environments: 3,994th
The Cold chemical island state of
Democratic Socialists
No matter what, never let the darkness consume you
ARC alpha 1
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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The Cold chemical island state of Artic ring is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by ARC alpha 1 with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and public floggings. The compassionate, devout population of 11.25 billion Artic ringians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of coolandria. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The strong Artic ringian economy, worth 862 trillion sands a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 76,694 sands, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, toilet paper is considered a non-essential item in the embargo against Brasilistan, the government is spending more on exports to Brasilistan than it's receiving from tariffs on the imports, and soldiers are now trained how to make sandwiches properly. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Artic ring's national animal is the dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Artic ring is ranked 70,022nd in the world and 2,754th in Balder for Largest Black Market, with 369 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Best Weather: 3,371stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,740thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,994thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,004thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,523rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,199thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,800thSafest: 6,157thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,351stTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 9,653rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,000thLargest Governments: 10,227thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,562ndLargest Populations: 10,714thHighest Economic Output: 12,350thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,974thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,535thHealthiest Citizens: 15,445thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,432ndMost Stationary: 16,648thMost Pacifist: 16,711th
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Best Weather: 123rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 139th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 162nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 178th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 208th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 237th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 255th in the regionMost Stationary: 265th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 269th in the regionSafest: 298th in the regionLargest Populations: 317th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 421st in the regionLargest Governments: 435th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 457th in the regionMost Influential: 458th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 478th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 478th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 506th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 509th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Artic ring's influence in Balder rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist, Most Cultured, Nicest Citizens, Healthiest Citizens, and Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.

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