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The Holy Red Social Commonwealth of Arichia

“Scientia Est Introitus Ad Success”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population958 million

CapitalUrbe Intelligentia
LeaderLilly Ostenter

CurrencyPecunia Corvum
AnimalNorthern Raven

The Holy Red Social Commonwealth of Arichia is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lilly Ostenter with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 958 million Arichians 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 large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbe Intelligentia. The average income tax rate is 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arichian economy, worth 106 trillion Pecunia Corvums a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 110,978 Pecunia Corvums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, Lilly Ostenter's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars, children aren't allowed to chew their pencils until they get home from school, and politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Arichia's national animal is the Northern Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Arichia is ranked 114,397th in the world and 5,345th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,069.37 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 78thMost Valuable International Artwork: 434thMost Influential: 824thTop
Most Pacifist: 4,183rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,375thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,535thMost Inclusive: 5,968thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,023rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,327thNicest Citizens: 7,358thSmartest Citizens: 9,059thMost Developed: 9,268thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,330thSafest: 9,691stTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 10,490thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,781stLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,122ndMost Beautiful Environments: 12,227thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,784thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,974thHighest Drug Use: 13,205thMost Cultured: 14,669thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,773rdLongest Average Lifespans: 15,261stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,930thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,176thMost Secular: 16,354thHealthiest Citizens: 16,440thLargest Governments: 17,994thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,606thLowest Crime Rates: 18,680thBest Weather: 19,799thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,150th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 61st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 160th in the regionMost Pacifist: 249th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 259th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 294th in the regionMost Influential: 296th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 325th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 365th in the regionMost Inclusive: 372nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 406th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 434th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 464th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 516th in the regionSafest: 530th in the regionMost Politically Free: 553rd in the regionMost Developed: 557th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 583rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 632nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 670th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 671st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 678th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 717th in the regionMost Cultured: 726th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 731st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 830th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 849th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 856th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 863rd in the regionMost Secular: 867th in the regionNudest: 869th in the regionLargest Governments: 873rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 883rd in the region

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