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The Kingdom of Arinteriswith

“Our Nation Has Risen.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Arinteriswith

Population2.402 billion

CapitalFreedom
LeaderJames Johnson
FaithBuddhism

CurrencyFreed
AnimalDove

The Kingdom of Arinteriswith is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by James Johnson with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 2.402 billion Arinteriswithians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Freedom. The average income tax rate is 83.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arinteriswithian economy, worth 392 trillion Freeds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 163,543 Freeds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Great Arinteriswithian Melting Pot boils out ethnic heritage, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, and vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arinteriswith's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Buddhism.

Arinteriswith is ranked 63,733rd in the world and 1,795th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 2,293.35 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,771stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,202ndMost Influential: 3,268thMost Developed: 4,116thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,491stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,643rdSmartest Citizens: 5,061stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,425thLowest Crime Rates: 5,519thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,669thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,021stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,051stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,105thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,369thMost Secular: 6,848thSafest: 7,309thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,349thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,107thMost Inclusive: 8,443rdTop
10%
Healthiest Citizens: 8,636thLargest Governments: 9,007thMost Cultured: 9,273rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,294thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,557thHighest Average Incomes: 10,062ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,940thBest Weather: 11,026thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,303rdMost Income Equality: 11,426thRudest Citizens: 13,437thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,266th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Poor Incomes: 85th in the regionMost Developed: 94th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 100th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 117th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 119th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 122nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 132nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 139th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 146th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 148th in the regionMost Secular: 149th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 151st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 151st in the regionSafest: 162nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 176th in the regionMost Inclusive: 184th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 199th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 205th in the regionMost Income Equality: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 213th in the regionMost Cultured: 219th in the regionLargest Governments: 221st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 227th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 235th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 253rd in the regionBest Weather: 269th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 276th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 306th in the regionRudest Citizens: 386th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 434th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 444th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 459th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 463rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arinteriswith was endorsed by The Empire of Aandruzognivia.
  • : Arinteriswith voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Arinteriswith endorsed The Crown Colony of New Wight.
  • : Following new legislation in Arinteriswith, vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes.
  • : Following new legislation in Arinteriswith, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Arinteriswith, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality.
  • : Following new legislation in Arinteriswith, the Great Arinteriswithian Melting Pot boils out ethnic heritage.
  • : Following new legislation in Arinteriswith, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Arinteriswith was endorsed by The Crown Colony of New Wight.
  • : Following new legislation in Arinteriswith, Arinteriswith's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.

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