Largest Insurance Industry: 182nd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 207th Most Corrupt Governments: 245th
The Equestrian Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Long Live Artaeum!
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Equestrian Kingdom of Council of Artaeum is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by King Izan with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, pith helmet sales, and compulsory vegetarianism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.055 billion Artaeum Equestrians 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Education, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unicornia. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Artaeum Equestrian economy, worth a remarkable 3,385 trillion Bits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 306,201 Bits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The sanitised and dull music festivals of Council of Artaeum are famed for their reasonable volume levels, citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy, basket-weaving is the nation's latest fad, and vegetarianism is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Council of Artaeum's national animal is the Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Reformed Ponyism.

Council of Artaeum is ranked 157,423rd in the world and 179th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Primitive, scoring -396.13 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 182ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 207thMost Corrupt Governments: 245thLargest Mining Sector: 439thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 460thMost Avoided: 569thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 623rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 722ndMost Devout: 742ndLargest Black Market: 882ndHighest Poor Incomes: 953rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,011thLargest Retail Industry: 1,054thHighest Average Incomes: 1,059thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,106thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,225thLowest Crime Rates: 1,449thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,836thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,082ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,023rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,153rdMost Authoritarian: 6,080thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,247thMost Conservative: 6,914thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,942ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,036thTop
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Most Influential: 9,970thMost Efficient Economies: 10,224thLargest Populations: 10,613thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,522nd
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Council of Artaeum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Council of Artaeum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Council of Artaeum's influence in The Alliance of Dictators rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".
  • : Council of Artaeum altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, vegetarianism is compulsory.
  • : Council of Artaeum was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, basket-weaving is the nation's latest fad.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, the sanitised and dull music festivals of Council of Artaeum are famed for their reasonable volume levels.
  • : Following new legislation in Council of Artaeum, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.

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