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Most Secular: 1,713thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,500thMost Patriotic: 5,081st
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Fascism is a failure of imagination.
Chairman Ulrich Ziegler
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Brutalist Arstotzka

Population1.314 billion

CapitalOrvech Vonor
LeaderChairman Ulrich Ziegler
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyArstotzkan kredit
AnimalNorthern Hugen falcon

The People's Republic of Brutalist Arstotzka is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Chairman Ulrich Ziegler with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.314 billion Arstotzkans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orvech Vonor. The average income tax rate is 81.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Arstotzkan economy, worth 144 trillion Arstotzkan kredits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an impressive 110,179 Arstotzkan kredits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, blessed are the meek for they have been beaten into submission, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, and the government baselessly accuses foreign dignitaries of being assassins. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brutalist Arstotzka's national animal is the Northern Hugen falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Brutalist Arstotzka is ranked 19,444th in the world and 29th in Greater Dienstad for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 20,636.75 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 1,713thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,500thMost Patriotic: 5,081stMost Authoritarian: 7,560thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,116thLowest Crime Rates: 9,081stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,397thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 11,872ndMost Corrupt Governments: 12,138thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,326thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,544thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,693rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,118thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,772ndLargest Governments: 16,524thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,444thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,872ndMost Income Equality: 21,191st
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, the government baselessly accuses foreign dignitaries of being assassins.
  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service.
  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, blessed are the meek for they have been beaten into submission.
  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom.
  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Arstotzkans any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment.
  • : Following new legislation in Brutalist Arstotzka, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Brutalist Arstotzka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.

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