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Nudest: 256thMost Influential: 648thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,861st
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Polar Svalbard

Population12.689 billion

CapitalAlta
LeaderKlark Zeltargo

CurrencyPolar
AnimalPolar Bear

The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Klark Zeltargo with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 12.689 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 2,217 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 10,280th in the world and 39th in The Western Isles for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 5,879.25 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 5,861stMost Cultured: 6,686thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,778thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,971stHighest Economic Output: 7,011thLargest Governments: 7,539thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,666thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,865thMost Developed: 7,935thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,941stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,147thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,593rdLongest Average Lifespans: 9,038thSmartest Citizens: 9,141stHighest Average Incomes: 9,486thMost Armed: 9,526thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,543rdMost Inclusive: 9,586thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,174thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,181stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,280thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,281stMost Efficient Economies: 11,168thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,422ndTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 12,383rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,785thLowest Crime Rates: 13,688thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,963rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,342ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,532ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,380thMost Secular: 18,359thSafest: 18,884thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,187thLargest Populations: 20,564thBest Weather: 20,963rdHighest Drug Use: 21,924thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,514th
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 23rd in the region

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