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Most Influential: 393rd Nudest: 806th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 860th
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The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Consul Bellum with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, public floggings, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 4.143 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 726 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 11,773rd in the world and 64th in The Western Isles for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,189.88 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 393rdNudest: 806thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 860thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,489thMost Efficient Economies: 5,405thHighest Average Incomes: 6,629thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,244thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,360thMost Secular: 7,911thMost Developed: 8,109thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,354thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,513thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,743rdLargest Governments: 8,831stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,092ndMost Inclusive: 9,461stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,729thSmartest Citizens: 9,799thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,020thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,110thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,547thSafest: 11,034thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,155thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,773rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,848thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,437thMost Cultured: 12,494thMost Stationary: 13,512thHealthiest Citizens: 14,492ndHighest Economic Output: 14,574thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,411thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,652ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,698th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 36th in the regionLargest Populations: 36th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 48th in the regionSafest: 50th in the region

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