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Most Inclusive: 225th Most Cultured: 591st Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 798th
The Allied States of
Democratic Socialists
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

Population4.118 billion

LeaderLord Protecter Crow

CurrencyVol
AnimalBoar

The Allied States of Arvelken is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Lord Protecter Crow with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cheerful population of 4.118 billion Arvelkenians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Arvelkenian economy, worth 858 trillion Vols a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 208,541 Vols, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy, and UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. 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 181,386th in the world and 208th in Wintreath for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -33.72 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Inclusive: 225thMost Cultured: 591stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 798thMost Beautiful Environments: 929thLongest Average Lifespans: 945thBest Weather: 952ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,044thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,163rdNicest Citizens: 1,240thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,330thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,390thMost Developed: 1,513thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,982ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,168thSmartest Citizens: 2,212thLargest Governments: 2,363rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,422ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,478thMost Pacifist: 2,802ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,807thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,543rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,950thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,178thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,421stHighest Average Incomes: 4,586thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,772ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,399thMost Influential: 6,473rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,831stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,420thMost Secular: 7,721stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,863rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,141stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,495thHighest Economic Output: 13,980thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,684thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,788thMost Income Equality: 17,830th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, the Arvelken Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, the government recently donated a surfboard to an impoverished family in a landlocked region.
  • : Following new legislation in Arvelken, the dwindling faithful in the nation make expensive pilgrimages to the remaining places of worship.

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World Assembly

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