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Nudest: 282nd Most Influential: 481st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,630th
The Much love from Polar of
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Economy
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Polar Svalbard

Population9.536 billion

CapitalAlta
LeaderKlark Zeltargo

CurrencyPolar
AnimalPolar Bear

The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Klark Zeltargo with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 9.536 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 85.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Svalbardian economy, worth a remarkable 1,664 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 174,590 Polars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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 6,471st in the world and 24th in The Western Isles for Most Developed, scoring 90.44 on the Human Development Index.

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Nudest: 282ndMost Influential: 481stTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,630thMost Efficient Economies: 4,357thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,449thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,698thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,807thMost Developed: 6,471stMost Cultured: 6,583rdLargest Governments: 6,938thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,956thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,145thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,320thHighest Economic Output: 7,537thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 7,553rdMost Inclusive: 8,284thHighest Average Incomes: 8,332ndSmartest Citizens: 8,446thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,493rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,673rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,788thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,920thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,089thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,327thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,813thHealthiest Citizens: 10,962ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,326thLowest Crime Rates: 11,994thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,062ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,416thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,518thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,577th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the region

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