by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,265th Best Weather: 3,515th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,945th
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 notable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 11.768 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 902 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 49,251st in the world and 1,734th in Balder for Most Authoritarian, with 0.4 Stalins.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,265thBest Weather: 3,515thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,945thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,160thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,179thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,336thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,460thSafest: 5,830thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,511thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,063rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,181stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,615thLargest Governments: 9,703rdLargest Populations: 10,100thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,360thHighest Economic Output: 11,763rdLargest Welfare Programs: 12,308thHealthiest Citizens: 14,889thMost Stationary: 14,925th
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Best Weather: 120th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 145th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 184th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 185th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 197th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 232nd in the regionMost Stationary: 238th in the regionSafest: 279th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 282nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 284th in the regionLargest Populations: 315th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 435th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 438th in the regionLargest Governments: 445th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Artic ring was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : 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 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".

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