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Most Inclusive: 177th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 443rd Most Cultured: 445th
The Allied States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Bound by chains, but now we are free.
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Arvelken

Population5.162 billion

LeaderLord Protecter Crow

CurrencyVol
AnimalBoar

The Allied States of Arvelken is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Protecter Crow with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 5.162 billion Arvelkenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 99.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Arvelkenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,170 trillion Vols a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 226,704 Vols, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks, and tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arvelken's national animal is the Boar, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arvelken is ranked 54,954th in the world and 115th in Wintreath for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 66.05 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Inclusive: 177thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 443rdMost Cultured: 445thMost Developed: 467thMost Beautiful Environments: 487thBest Weather: 582ndLongest Average Lifespans: 597thMost Compassionate Citizens: 703rdHealthiest Citizens: 717thNicest Citizens: 781stLowest Crime Rates: 908thHighest Average Tax Rates: 991stMost Pacifist: 1,141stLargest Governments: 1,171stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,445thSmartest Citizens: 1,477thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,493rdTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,568thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,703rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,790thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,801stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,999thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,040thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,350thHighest Average Incomes: 3,587thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,805thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,977thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,876thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,732ndMost Influential: 5,846thMost Efficient Economies: 6,427thMost Secular: 6,931stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,171stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,935thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,839thHighest Economic Output: 10,387thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,579thMost Stationary: 14,944th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 21st in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet.
  • : Arvelken voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of expression for organisations".
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
  • : Arvelken was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, black market eau de toilette is made in bathroom labs across the nation.
  • : Arvelken was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients.

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