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Nudest: 293rdMost Influential: 680thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,985th
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Polar Svalbard

Population13.173 billion

LeaderKlark Zeltargo

AnimalPolar Bear

The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Klark Zeltargo with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, public floggings, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 13.173 billion Svalbardians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 85.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Svalbardian economy, worth a remarkable 2,302 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 174,772 Polars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Klark Zeltargo's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, and it is well recognised that you can't sustain communism without a bit of spirit. 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 151,224th in the world and 111th in The Western Isles for Most Extreme, scoring 14.1 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Nudest: 293rdMost Influential: 680thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 5,985thMost Cultured: 6,836thHighest Economic Output: 6,969thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,141stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,609thLargest Governments: 7,774thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,890thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,114thMost Developed: 8,157thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,246thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,328thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,657thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,353rdSmartest Citizens: 9,451stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,587thHighest Average Incomes: 9,756thMost Inclusive: 9,992ndMost Armed: 10,359thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,481stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,643rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,658thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,757thMost Efficient Economies: 11,036thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,758thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 12,517thHealthiest Citizens: 12,668thLowest Crime Rates: 13,700thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,231stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,386thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,620thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,982ndMost Secular: 18,802ndSafest: 19,035thLargest Populations: 20,715thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,000thHighest Drug Use: 22,456thBest Weather: 22,675thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,783rd
Nudest: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionLargest Governments: 18th in the region

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