Most Influential: 430th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 734th Nudest: 853rd
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The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Consul Bellum with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, ubiquitous missile silos, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 3.909 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 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Svalbardian economy, worth 685 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 175,429 Polars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The number of judges has tripled in recent months, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, and relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly. 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 13,936th in the world and 57th in The Western Isles for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 2,102.05 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Influential: 430thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 734thNudest: 853rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,495thMost Efficient Economies: 6,329thHighest Average Incomes: 7,185thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,279thMost Secular: 7,743rdMost Developed: 7,843rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,888thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,088thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 8,977thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,986thMost Inclusive: 9,018thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,312thLargest Governments: 9,699thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,723rdSmartest Citizens: 9,932ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,557thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,880thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,498thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,597thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,741stSafest: 11,777thMost Cultured: 12,867thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,142ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,936thHealthiest Citizens: 14,864thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,932ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,300th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 36th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionMost Secular: 40th in the regionSafest: 42nd in the regionMost Developed: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 52nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 54th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 55th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 56th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 57th in the region

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