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Nudest: 277th Most Influential: 484th Most Efficient Economies: 4,342nd
The Much love from Polar of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
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Ambassador
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Polar Svalbard

Population9.871 billion

CapitalAlta
LeaderKlark Zeltargo

CurrencyPolar
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, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 9.871 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 1,724 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 174,702 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 43,247th in the world and 52nd in The Western Isles for Most Income Equality, scoring 51.8 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Nudest: 277thMost Influential: 484thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 4,342ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,359thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,686thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,759thMost Developed: 6,456thMost Cultured: 6,585thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,838thLargest Governments: 6,907thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,364thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,418thHighest Economic Output: 7,418thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,622ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,369thHighest Average Incomes: 8,389thMost Inclusive: 8,423rdTop
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Smartest Citizens: 8,475thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,779thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,851stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,894thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,901stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,174thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,175thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,804thHealthiest Citizens: 11,057thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,337thLowest Crime Rates: 12,210thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,459thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,786thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,532ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,573rdMost Secular: 15,650thSafest: 16,046th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the region

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