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Most Influential: 881stLeast Corrupt Governments: 913thLargest Welfare Programs: 992nd
The Socialist Bastion of
Left-wing Utopia
Transcend Imperfection
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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New Arkados

Population7.257 billion

CapitalArcadia
LeaderLenin II
FaithGay Sex

Currencyarcad
Animalzephyr

The Socialist Bastion of New Arkados is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lenin II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.257 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 prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arcadia. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Arkadian economy, worth a remarkable 1,107 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 152,549 arcads, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Planespotters are emigrating in droves, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave, producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene, and political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act. 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 239,531st in the world and 461st in The Leftist Assembly for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -22.86 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 881stLeast Corrupt Governments: 913thLargest Welfare Programs: 992ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,014thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,020thNicest Citizens: 1,188thBest Weather: 1,232ndMost Pacifist: 1,442ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,589thMost Inclusive: 1,724thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,737thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,998thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,023rdSafest: 2,158thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,197thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,346thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,374thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,546thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,634thHealthiest Citizens: 2,660thMost Developed: 2,872ndLargest Governments: 4,172ndSmartest Citizens: 4,207thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,435thLowest Crime Rates: 4,969thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,336thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,675thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,185thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,843rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,961stMost Efficient Economies: 10,034thNudest: 10,318thMost Secular: 10,564thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 13,606thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,461stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,898thMost Cultured: 15,499thMost Stationary: 15,755thHighest Economic Output: 16,346thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,325th
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Most Influential: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionNudest: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 27th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 36th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 38th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 41st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 45th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 48th in the region

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