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The Republic of Arelplace

“Si parare possis, vivere septem”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Arelplace

Population5.763 billion

CapitalBisulifan
LeaderLaddington McLad

Currencypelf
AnimalArctic crow

The Republic of Arelplace is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Laddington McLad with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.763 billion Arelplaceans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bisulifan. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Arelplacean economy, worth 266 trillion pelves a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 46,194 pelves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Statues of famous citizens are erected or demolished on a purely partisan basis, many friends and relatives of Laddington McLad have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits, and advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Laddington McLad's most personal functions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arelplace's national animal is the Arctic crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arelplace is ranked 42,139th in the world and 1,190th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 59.82 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,063rdMost Influential: 2,553rdBest Weather: 6,884thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 9,470thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,049thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,781stNicest Citizens: 12,094thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,511thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,804thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,492nd
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Best Weather: 214th in the regionMost Influential: 273rd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 301st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 318th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 331st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 369th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 405th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 410th in the regionLargest Populations: 416th in the regionNicest Citizens: 425th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 425th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 430th in the regionMost Stationary: 498th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 507th in the regionMost Politically Free: 528th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 563rd in the region

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