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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.
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.
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