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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,764th Most Influential: 2,299th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,982nd
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Arx Obex

Population1.265 billion

CapitalArxia
LeaderEmperor Skimark
FaithArxianesim

CurrencySoldus
AnimalWolf

The Empire of Arx Obex is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Skimark with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.265 billion Arx Obexians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arxia. The average income tax rate is 68.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arx Obexian economy, worth 186 trillion Solduses a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 147,181 Solduses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

A TV celebrity dominates the nation's newest democratic political party, it's rumored that Marche Noire knows what the nation's generals eat for breakfast, minor parties are virtually absent in Parliament, and behind every local dictator is an Arx Obexian advisor whispering in their ear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arx Obex's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Arxianesim.

Arx Obex is ranked 26,911th in the world and 648th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 4,478.03 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,764thTop
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Most Influential: 2,299thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,982ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,790thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,384thLowest Crime Rates: 7,152ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,394thMost Developed: 8,859thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,936thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,697thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,123rdMost Pacifist: 10,465thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,765thSmartest Citizens: 10,870thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,607thMost Cultured: 11,699thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,425thMost Efficient Economies: 12,636thHighest Average Incomes: 13,456thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,083rdMost Secular: 14,894thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,920thBest Weather: 15,953rdLargest Governments: 16,231st
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 160th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 191st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 196th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 198th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 200th in the regionMost Influential: 207th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 222nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 225th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 237th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 269th in the regionMost Developed: 269th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 293rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 313th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 324th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 326th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 339th in the regionMost Cultured: 350th in the regionMost Pacifist: 384th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 390th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 397th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 405th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 415th in the regionNudest: 473rd in the regionBest Weather: 488th in the regionMost Secular: 490th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 547th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 628th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 648th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 663rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 699th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 789th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Arx Obex, behind every local dictator is an Arx Obexian advisor whispering in their ear.
  • : Following new legislation in Arx Obex, minor parties are virtually absent in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Arx Obex, it's rumored that Marche Noire knows what the nation's generals eat for breakfast.
  • : Arx Obex voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Depository standards Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Arx Obex, a TV celebrity dominates the nation's newest democratic political party.
  • : Following new legislation in Arx Obex, a widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat".
  • : Following new legislation in Arx Obex, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Solduses each year.
  • : Arx Obex was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Arx Obex, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • : Following new legislation in Arx Obex, most believe it doesn't hurt to embrace free trade.

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