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Largest Retail Industry: 184thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 279thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 484th
The Third Angelic Hegemony of
Corporate Police State
Primus Inter Pares
Imperator Arthyr Rex
Influence
Ambassador
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Arken

Population3.382 billion

CapitalArken-Saw
LeaderImperator Arthyr Rex
FaithHoly Church of Angels

CurrencyArkenote
AnimalWinter Eagle

The Third Angelic Hegemony of The Arken is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Imperator Arthyr Rex with an iron fist, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.382 billion Angels are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arken-Saw. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 84.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Angelic economy, worth a remarkable 1,297 trillion Arkenotes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 383,556 Arkenotes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,555,770 per year while the poor average 21,881, a ratio of 116 to 1.

Catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming, the nation's new religious police burn blasphemers on bonfires of their own books, royals are always ready with their diamond-encrusted toilet plungers in case a royal flush doesn't work, and children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Arken's national animal is the Winter Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Holy Church of Angels.

The Arken is ranked 220,477th in the world and 36th in Novus Lucidum for Nudest, with 0.25 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Largest Retail Industry: 184thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 279thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 484thMost Corrupt Governments: 529thMost Conservative: 536thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 663rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 782ndMost Devout: 826thLargest Insurance Industry: 843rdHighest Average Incomes: 861stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 907thLargest Mining Sector: 948thLargest Agricultural Sector: 983rdMost Subsidized Industry: 991stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,046thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,126thMost Armed: 1,150thMost Avoided: 1,220thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,297thMost Efficient Economies: 1,326thLargest Black Market: 1,616thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,915thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,295thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,352ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,838thLargest Governments: 4,034thLowest Crime Rates: 4,152ndRudest Citizens: 4,962ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,431stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,474thMost Influential: 8,863rdTop
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Fattest Citizens: 11,147thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,457thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,678thHighest Economic Output: 12,861stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,065thSmartest Citizens: 17,377thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,596thMost Extreme: 20,168th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Arken voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, royals are always ready with their diamond-encrusted toilet plungers in case a royal flush doesn't work.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, the nation's new religious police burn blasphemers on bonfires of their own books.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, finding half a worm in your apple is an arrestable offense.
  • : The Arken lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : The Arken lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : The Arken lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : The Arken lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.

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