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Nudest: 346th Most Influential: 516th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,321st
The Much love from Polar of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Polar Svalbard

Population8.451 billion

LeaderKlark Zeltargo

AnimalPolar Bear

The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Klark Zeltargo with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 8.451 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 84.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Svalbardian economy, worth a remarkable 1,481 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 175,327 Polars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, and immigrants who don't like the taste of Svalbardian Turnip Chips are immediately deported. 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 7,612th in the world and 20th in The Western Isles for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 79.03 Workforce Participation Rate.

Nudest: 346thMost Influential: 516thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,321stMost Efficient Economies: 4,649thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,347thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,285thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,327thMost Developed: 6,853rdMost Cultured: 6,927thLargest Governments: 7,198thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,496thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,698thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,732ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,790thHighest Economic Output: 8,368thHighest Average Incomes: 8,377thMost Inclusive: 8,551stTop
Smartest Citizens: 8,773rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,077thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,086thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,121stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,302ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,918thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,976thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,056thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,867thHealthiest Citizens: 11,238thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,535thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,020thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,424thLowest Crime Rates: 12,637thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,352ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,520thMost Secular: 16,195th
Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the region

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