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Best Weather: 1,664thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,975thLargest Governments: 1,990th
The PDR of Québec of
New York Times Democracy
Je me souviens
Premier Robert K Comeau
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Central Arstotzka

Population12.333 billion

CapitalVille de Québec
LeaderPremier Robert K Comeau
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyQuébécois Dollar
AnimalSnowy Owl

The PDR of Québec of Central Arstotzka is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Premier Robert K Comeau with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.333 billion Québécois enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ville de Québec. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Québécois economy, worth a remarkable 2,465 trillion Québécois Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 199,895 Québécois Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people, 9 out of 10 consumers think that vitamins can cure cancer, and children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Central Arstotzka's national animal is the Snowy Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Central Arstotzka is ranked 185,006th in the world and 6,432nd in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 90.05 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Best Weather: 1,664thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,975thLargest Governments: 1,990thHealthiest Citizens: 2,087thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,093rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2,107thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,160thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,181stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,198thSafest: 2,284thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,361stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,493rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,721stMost Developed: 2,889thLowest Crime Rates: 2,999thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,306thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,427thMost Efficient Economies: 3,584thMost Cultured: 3,671stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,775thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,018thSmartest Citizens: 4,239thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,702ndHighest Economic Output: 5,559thMost Inclusive: 6,253rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,323rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,686thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,687thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,759thTop
Most Secular: 12,403rdLargest Populations: 19,706thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,557th
Best Weather: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 102nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 107th in the regionLargest Governments: 107th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 110th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 114th in the regionSafest: 129th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 130th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 134th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 134th in the regionMost Developed: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 155th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 167th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 172nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 175th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 179th in the regionMost Cultured: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 201st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 207th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 214th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 244th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 264th in the regionMost Inclusive: 290th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 358th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 371st in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 440th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 487th in the regionMost Secular: 667th in the regionLargest Populations: 676th in the region

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