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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 792nd Most Influential: 1,083rd Nudest: 1,762nd
The Space Trade Station of
Father Knows Best State
Welcome to Arc Station 1
Pirpire
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Polar Arc

Population2.7 billion

CapitalArc Station 1
LeaderPirpire
FaithPenguinism

CurrencyGalactic Credits
AnimalRobo Seals

The Space Trade Station of Polar Arc is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pirpire with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.7 billion Penguins 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arc Station 1. The average income tax rate is 63.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Polar Arcian economy, worth 400 trillion Galactic Credits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 148,194 Galactic Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them, and retail stores offer sales every hour on the hour. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Polar Arc's national animal is the Robo Seals, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Penguinism.

Polar Arc is ranked 22,753rd in the world and 1,102nd in The North Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 64,061.81 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 792ndMost Influential: 1,083rdNudest: 1,762ndTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,518thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,826thLargest Black Market: 5,941stLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,896thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,412thLargest Mining Sector: 8,073rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,784thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 10,133rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,980thMost Developed: 11,037thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,324thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,816thHighest Average Incomes: 13,072ndMost Armed: 13,195thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,581stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,050thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,177thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,542ndHealthiest Citizens: 17,093rdSmartest Citizens: 17,560th
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Nudest: 52nd in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 127th in the regionLargest Black Market: 144th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 160th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 268th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 322nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 334th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 348th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 367th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 430th in the regionMost Influential: 442nd in the regionMost Armed: 487th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 499th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 526th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 575th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 589th in the regionMost Developed: 623rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 631st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 655th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 686th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 869th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 870th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 877th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 885th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 892nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 909th in the regionLargest Governments: 968th in the region

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