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The Republic of Arquan

“We Protect Those Who Can Not Protect Themselves”

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Arquan

Population17.304 billion

CapitalCasteldo
LeaderKalea Valerius

CurrencySpoon
AnimalElephant

The Republic of Arquan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kalea Valerius with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 17.304 billion Arquanians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Casteldo. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Arquanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,319 trillion Spoons a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 134,066 Spoons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people', guide dogs for the blind have been seen using government websites, and children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arquan's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arquan is ranked 261,855th in the world and 11,320th in The North Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -16.18 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 433rdMost Influential: 915thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,296thMost Pacifist: 2,176thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,367thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,471stBest Weather: 2,547thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,772ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,797thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,805thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,217thSafest: 3,457thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,476thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,555thHealthiest Citizens: 3,752ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,786thNicest Citizens: 4,250thMost Developed: 4,457thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,593rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,845thMost Inclusive: 5,567thHighest Food Quality: 5,647thLowest Crime Rates: 5,871stLargest Governments: 6,386thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,429thSmartest Citizens: 6,938thHighest Economic Output: 8,102ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,596thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,233rdMost Cultured: 9,501stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,298thMost Efficient Economies: 12,932ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,214thLargest Populations: 16,297thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,445thMost Secular: 19,891stHighest Average Incomes: 20,482ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,935thMost Income Equality: 24,393rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 26,497th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 83rd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 122nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 130th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 131st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 132nd in the regionBest Weather: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 152nd in the regionSafest: 181st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 183rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 193rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 218th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 219th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 219th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 228th in the regionNicest Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Developed: 258th in the regionMost Influential: 260th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 265th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 272nd in the regionLargest Populations: 284th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 309th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 317th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 326th in the regionMost Inclusive: 338th in the regionLargest Governments: 339th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 354th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 357th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 377th in the regionMost Cultured: 474th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 474th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 477th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 599th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 610th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 626th in the regionNudest: 719th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 883rd in the regionMost Secular: 924th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,008th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1,119th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,144th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 282 » Orado, Shibutani, Koda-Land, Ellbonnia, Walter Jackson, Ethnon, Votak Matim, Aerilia, Svenskskit, ForestMythal, Hardscrabble, Guer Aike, The Rhein States, Loutsland, Omnistria, Yaorozu, Aryan Homeland, New Lakemba, Xyrron, Great Bights Mum, Steampunk Ariel, Dreadton, North Bratislava, Siwale, Xentherida, Bankowiata, Corfad, The Tampa Bay Rays, Kranostav, Valentine Z, Wineclaw, Notyoutopia, Seenvorland, Wilkshire, Xagill, Former English Colony, Kwaj, Empy, Sil Dorsett, Aeurithianar, Pasargad, Unsophisticate, Cloydicia, Nordic-British Union, Tyirza, Sikol, Pallaith, Yellops, Seanat, Sunto, and 232 others.Necromonia, Manticore utopia, Frances Francis the First of France, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Katuda, Runeda, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, The Austro Germanic Union, Card Kingdom, The Bureaucratic Territories, Eternal Dominion, Merconitonitopia, Andanavia, Simone Republic, Humptalumpta, Ice and Tinian, French Bananastan, Sopernia, Joodey, Solcius, Unshleepd, Glurponia, Batatoland Empire, Perikuresu, Capablanca, Altivia, Tibus Heth, Liberum Hibernia, Malta Comino Gozo, Pleroma Sans Romans, AmManies, Confederacy of North America, Paradeavenlisian States, United Soviet State of North Amerika, New Michag, New Trisone, Advancia-Sizzletown, Logovets, 1 very fast endotarter, Hellsinky, ABC, Vincone Cae, Aeolist, Kobagia, Wisconsota, Tachycardia, Neopie, Napnomadia, Capitista, Sojenre, Kastonvia, Laudesia, Q w e r t y, The Jerichowan Country, Laurendon, Holy Marcus Empire, El Guajuila, Destroedor, Naalfgarth, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Veltvalen, Keld, Bapaving, Eastern Apalstan, Parpyduckland, XD 2, Maott, Aenglaland, Federation Terra Australis, Ayuzhhhhh, The Erie Doctrine, Jaded Grammarians, Pazair, Ozstan, Dakota Territories, Just Vibin, DarThvadrville, Bongo Mountain, Khoik, Pinguioris, Singamadri, KAP03land, Cobolica, Ohiyo, Artelesia, Bornodia, Regallio, Morachia, The Arverni Lands, Kandorith, Oannia, Landraya, Waystar Fujiwara International, Thought Obliteration, Gragadoia, Rainengrad, Eggplant Island, Fanthonia, Bagojo, Demo Troplenia, Yinzhaohan3, Inspiratus, Flurbleland, GPT-3, Telviesul, Hops and Malt, Myrenia, Buckerino, Hulldom, Ardonii, Loli County, Constantinolia, Hoppem, Low Woodland, Fatski land, United Kahndaq, Varisland, Gurou, PotatoFarmers, Filibustra, Of Emptiness, Omicron Persei V111, Napnap, Travislavania, Plangainer, Hentaigraado, Valiacorkit, United States of Dictators, Bud Prussia, Libertarianists States, Galbadiana, Prevaland, Tsandonown, Selfgradatude, The Zheng Dynasty, Heilhum Imperius, Trillius, Bardopia, Artoriticitys, Lovarpia, Testnation223, Sakupolis, Pinky Queen, Banaus, Piura, Lefevrerismo, Zyvetskistaahn, Scroplia, Eurochina, Miyasaka, Praestania, Communist Beijing Must be China, Surb Clant, Imperialist Kondor, Ishtimbine, Berke Khan, Sechiole, Alfenheim, Orhtezia, Guslantis, Sea Star Islands, Hopenadya, Yamantau, Choi Aeguka, Meadowfields, Westerhold, Twinbrook, Yokciq Empire, SteelFists, Cowbridge, Misthas, Liberepublia, Rezonovia, Antiyard, Azzarel, Western Vapia, Free Culture, Jorni, Individualist Catopia, Dogtopia of Oz, Imperial Nation Nlaaciaroepmi, Cartures, Volletnia, Uritalitaria, Riocht mor Daraen, Neo Santos, TyGerria, Ovekisu, Chipoli, Panama Coalition, Kaschovia, Kurkmeistan, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Siatin, The northern Polish territories, United Engiresco, Canadamerica, Davidianian, Freedom and Democratic Socialist, Austro-Bavarian States, Concritia, Atrito, Intion North, Radicaster, Arucaria, Wolffoxia, GrayingOut, The Serdey Islands, Two Yellow Star, Liberate World Order, Demidexia, Alpajuli of Ciangsans, Alqaran, FLORRP, King Rainbow Cat, Antipodea and Allies, Greater Cesnica, Roman Empire August, Idotistanistan, New Brazil of South, New Soges, East Plate, New-Ferytland, Iukatia, Uttarakhand, FurryFeet, Salvo Republic, Socialist Industrial Council Republics, Darkanistan, and Adria and the Slovenes.

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