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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,432ndLargest Insurance Industry: 3,386thMost Influential: 3,941st
The Arstotzka Union of
Father Knows Best State
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Of Emptiness

Population1.208 billion

CapitalAirstrip One

Currencyentry approval stamp

The Arstotzka Union of Of Emptiness is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Inspector with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.208 billion entrants are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 43.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Arstotzka economy, worth 147 trillion entry approval stamps a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 122,374 entry approval stamps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Arstotzka watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts, there is no other place with more lab coats per square mile than former houses of worship, and jury selection begins with explaining what a jury is. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Of Emptiness's national animal is the book, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Dystopianism.

Of Emptiness is ranked 57,383rd in the world and 2,541st in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,138.18 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,432ndTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 3,386thMost Influential: 3,941stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,106thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,384thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,618thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,011thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,823rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,752ndMost Corrupt Governments: 20,727thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,266thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,368thHighest Average Incomes: 22,437th
Largest Insurance Industry: 118th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 143rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 229th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 642nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 694th in the regionNudest: 743rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 826th in the regionLargest Black Market: 862nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 902nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 963rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,000th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Of Emptiness was endorsed by The Constitutional Dicatatorship of Religioncord.
  • : Of Emptiness lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, jury selection begins with explaining what a jury is.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, there is no other place with more lab coats per square mile than former houses of worship.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, Arstotzka watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, nobody ever seems to enter or leave the armour-plated flying castle that serves as the seat of government.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Of Emptiness was endorsed by The Empire of Uzbek Khan.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 154 » Bankowiata, Yaorozu, Aerilia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, The Libertarian States, Venicea, Demo Troplenia, Climeria, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Port Naga, Slyakanya, Hamerica, Guer Aike, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Siwale, Pytong, Valentine Z, Former English Colony, Shibutani, Votak Matim, El Fiji Grande, Koda-Land, Corfad, Zzozona, Selfgradatude, Territorio di Nessuno, Blyskalia, Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Empy, Kranostav, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Rhein States, Navsland, Loutsland, Kazoo Basin, Dar es Saalam, Maclare, Draconian Progression, Heilhum Imperius, North Bratislava, Kocherian, Notyoutopia, Interdimensional Zone, Nodnarb, New Lakemba, Cretox State, and 104 others.Kragsgale, Frances Francis the First of France, Pasargad, Cereskia, Seijitsu, Sunto, Odelinor, 1 very fast endotarter, Sundred, Wineclaw, Holy Oranz, Hewani, Sevinland, The Iron Lions, Omnistria, Godwanna, The Pantheons, Svenskskit, The Serdey Islands, Libertania Democratica, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Joodey, Illusia and Neverendia, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Star Kingdom, Advancia-Sizzletown, Andexia, Fauzjhia, Sikol, Galbadiana, Pallaith, Xentherida, Yokciq Empire, Sil Dorsett, Runeda, Imperial Pieserged, Gafflebag, Aeolist, Darkmondoria, Madjack, Planes, Ravendi, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Seenvorland, Nalver And, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Orado, Daiz, The Endless Eventide, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Xipher, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Wilkshire, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Maratabat, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Figyjharli, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Svenskan, Servilis, Texanz, Simone Republic, Travislavania, Myrabowsha, Wapistan, Free Salvation, Xagill, Austrian Confederacy, East Akra, Yellops, Tyirza, Landfinia, Super Girl, Clan Spaniel, BTProductions, Xyrron, Ellbonnia, Steampunk Ariel, Aryan Homeland, Alexander the Magnus, Korean-Joseon, Siforpeo, Mon Island, New Celoveniortan, Cajland, Yoshikage Kira and Killer Queen, Bramburg, ForestMythal, Uzbek Khan, and Religioncord.

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