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Nudest: 528th Most Influential: 624th Highest Poor Incomes: 4,862nd
The Much love from Polar of
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Polar Svalbard

Population6.314 billion

CapitalAlta
LeaderKlark Zeltargo

CurrencyPolar
AnimalPolar Bear

The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Klark Zeltargo with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, sprawling nuclear power plants, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 6.314 billion Svalbardians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alta. The average income tax rate is 81.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Svalbardian economy, worth a remarkable 1,111 trillion Polars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 176,090 Polars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', government spokespeople are working overtime trying to convince concerned citizens that Klark Zeltargo is not a crook, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, and the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Polar Svalbard's national animal is the Polar Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Polar Svalbard is ranked 65,633rd in the world and 1,414th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 1,886.38 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Nudest: 528thMost Influential: 624thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 4,862ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,161stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,304thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,511thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,534thMost Developed: 7,540thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,706thLargest Governments: 7,763rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,782ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,996thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,119thMost Cultured: 8,156thMost Inclusive: 8,657thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,964thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,090thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,318thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,362ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,818thHighest Economic Output: 10,367thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,430thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,709thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,912thHealthiest Citizens: 11,811thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,371stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,560thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,882ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,002ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,534thLowest Crime Rates: 14,130thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,432ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,634thSafest: 15,894thMost Secular: 16,367th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionNudest: 12th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 92nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 109th in the regionMost Developed: 131st in the regionMost Inclusive: 140th in the regionMost Cultured: 142nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 143rd in the regionLargest Governments: 160th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 160th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 160th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 162nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 162nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 164th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 165th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 166th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 182nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 189th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 204th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 204th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 209th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 215th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 219th in the regionSafest: 219th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 223rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 226th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 231st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 234th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 245th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 252nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 260th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 270th in the regionMost Secular: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 288th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 338th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 354th in the region

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