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The Fabricated Reality of Arestorkopia

“State-sponsored playtime”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Arestorkopia

Population1.1 billion

CapitalComfytown
LeaderFacillitor

Currencypipecleaner
Animalwoozle

The Fabricated Reality of Arestorkopia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Facillitor with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.1 billion Arestorkopians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Comfytown. The average income tax rate is 73.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arestorkopian economy, worth 98.1 trillion pipecleaners a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 89,138 pipecleaners, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, and Facillitor's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Comfytown generates millions of views. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arestorkopia's national animal is the woozle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arestorkopia is ranked 6,058th in the world and 334th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.92 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,297thTop
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Most Influential: 2,783rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,701stMost Pacifist: 5,574thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,058thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,922ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,470thSafest: 8,232ndLargest Welfare Programs: 8,284thNicest Citizens: 8,297thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,834thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,823rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,826thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,955thTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,712thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,124thHealthiest Citizens: 14,915thMost Developed: 15,712thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,313thSmartest Citizens: 17,382ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,630thBest Weather: 19,286thHighest Drug Use: 20,067thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,181stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,357thMost Secular: 21,542ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,099thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,439thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,209thMost Income Equality: 23,982nd
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Most Pacifist: 316th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 334th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 370th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 403rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 416th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 418th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 437th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 441st in the regionNicest Citizens: 467th in the regionSafest: 485th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 512th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 529th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 599th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 753rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 755th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 837th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 859th in the regionMost Developed: 877th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 886th in the regionMost Influential: 897th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 906th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 969th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 969th in the region

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