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Nudest: 331st Most Influential: 516th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,888th
The Much love from Polar of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
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Ambassador
Civil Rights
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Economy
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Polar Svalbard

Population8.806 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 sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 8.806 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 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Svalbardian economy, worth a remarkable 1,540 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 174,950 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 7,815th in the world and 17th in The Western Isles for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 10,538.02 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Nudest: 331stMost Influential: 516thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,888thMost Efficient Economies: 4,608thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,400thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,153rdMost Rebellious Youth: 6,230thMost Developed: 6,773rdMost Cultured: 6,874thLargest Governments: 7,151stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,431stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,553rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,785thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,815thHighest Economic Output: 8,205thHighest Average Incomes: 8,499thMost Inclusive: 8,589thSmartest Citizens: 8,666thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 9,035thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,129thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,182ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,316thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,719thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,896thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,942ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,647thHealthiest Citizens: 11,361stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,966thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,049thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,374thLowest Crime Rates: 12,508thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,468thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,857thMost Secular: 16,607thSafest: 17,491st
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Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the region

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