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Most Influential: 477thLeast Corrupt Governments: 967thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,100th
The Socialist Bastion of
Left-wing Utopia
Transcend Imperfection
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Handshaker
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New Arkados

Population10.095 billion

CapitalArcadia
LeaderLenin II
FaithGay Sex

Currencyarcad
Animalzephyr

The Socialist Bastion of New Arkados is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Lenin II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.095 billion Arkadians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arcadia. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Arkadian economy, worth a remarkable 1,552 trillion arcads a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 153,776 arcads, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act, blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour, and members of majority races are forced out of their homes to make way for Bigtopians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Arkados's national animal is the zephyr, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gay Sex.

New Arkados is ranked 238,134th in the world and 493rd in The Leftist Assembly for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -13 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Influential: 477thLeast Corrupt Governments: 967thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,100thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,206thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,359thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,397thBest Weather: 1,422ndNicest Citizens: 1,535thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,569thMost Pacifist: 1,674thMost Inclusive: 2,037thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,071stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,153rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,268thSafest: 2,405thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,528thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,713thHealthiest Citizens: 2,909thMost Developed: 2,996thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,212thHighest Food Quality: 3,305thLargest Governments: 4,405thSmartest Citizens: 4,517thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,592ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,382ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,476thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,562ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,121stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,374thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,490thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,498thMost Efficient Economies: 10,536thNudest: 10,954thMost Secular: 11,025thMost Stationary: 12,622ndHighest Economic Output: 12,919thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 14,402ndMost Cultured: 15,568thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,030thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,100thMost Income Equality: 24,740th
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Most Influential: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionNudest: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 36th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 43rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 46th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Populations: 47th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 54th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the region

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