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The Illusory Spectre of Arrivederci

“We Protect Our Own!” General Gorlomi

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Arrivederci

Population12.787 billion

CapitalMargheriti
LeaderGeneral Gorlomi
FaithChristianity

CurrencyGold Coin
AnimalVampiric Narwhal

The Illusory Spectre of Arrivederci is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by General Gorlomi with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, lack of airports, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 12.787 billion Arrivedercians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Margheriti. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Arrivedercian economy, worth a remarkable 4,815 trillion Gold Coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 376,561 Gold Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, children are sent to either religious or secular schools, people take government jobs for the frequent flier miles, and citizens often glare angrily at jet contrails. Crime is totally unknown. Arrivederci's national animal is the Vampiric Narwhal, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Christianity.

Arrivederci is ranked 2,506th in the world and 100th in The North Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 11,450.37 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 183rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 307thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 312thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 455thMost Cultured: 482ndMost Beautiful Environments: 508thLargest Publishing Industry: 522ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 673rdLargest Retail Industry: 752ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 760thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 799thBest Weather: 893rdHighest Average Incomes: 945thSmartest Citizens: 956thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,039thRudest Citizens: 1,225thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,333rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,566thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,825thHighest Economic Output: 1,984thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,016thMost Developed: 2,041stMost Influential: 2,232ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,314thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,506thMost Inclusive: 2,622ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,669thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,055thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,820thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,282ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,408thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,415thLargest Black Market: 4,538thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,371stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,781stLargest Governments: 7,287thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,570thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,996thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,026thNudest: 9,889thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,388thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 18,033rdLargest Populations: 19,311thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19,850thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,025thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,433rd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 35th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 50th in the regionBest Weather: 53rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 58th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 75th in the regionRudest Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 83rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 88th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 93rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 98th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 100th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 122nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 152nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 161st in the regionMost Inclusive: 176th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 199th in the regionLargest Black Market: 200th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 228th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 251st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 269th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 306th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 314th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 321st in the regionLargest Populations: 359th in the regionNudest: 368th in the regionLargest Governments: 371st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 397th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 399th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 421st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 480th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 717th in the regionMost Influential: 765th in the regionMost Armed: 807th in the regionMost Politically Free: 833rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 845th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 881st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 183 » Ethnon, Fauzjhia, Newpromisedland, Koda-Land, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Siwale, Orado, North Bratislava, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Hamerica, New Lakemba, The Tampa Bay Rays, Pallaith, Zzozona, Noahs Second Country, Xagill, Valhalla123, Yaorozu, McMasterdonia, El Fiji Grande, Guer Aike, Sikol, Empy, 1 very fast endotarter, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, Saperisole, Yokciq Empire, Omnistria, Prydania, Dabarastan, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Great Bights Mum, I Like Killing people, Daiz, Dar es Saalam, Former English Colony, Libertania Democratica, Sevinland, Dreadton, Notyoutopia, Seenvorland, Pazair, Fluffy Noodles, Valentine Z, Sundred, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Interdimensional Zone, and 133 others.Westinor, Kocherian, Praeceps, Brucklania, Simone Republic, Kranostav, Selfgradatude, Unshleepd, Yalgora, Wineclaw, The Iron Lions, Sil Dorsett, Aeolist, The Calabash Protectorate, Ihsan, Smesh, Clan Spaniel, Zumlandia, Korovan Isles, Fendlium, Seanat, Cowbridge, Godwanna, Pizza Squared, Pleroma Sans Romans, Walter Jackson, Noesantara, Arichia, East Natomes, Joodey, Eywaan, The Pantheons, Schnuftelland, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Zeternia, Highton Islands, Xentherida, States of Asra, New Jamgra, Shadowrik, Madjack, Eastern Cous Empria, Hopsin, Kragsgale, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Xipher, Erubetia, Buckhem, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Bacciatto, Andexia, Frahnkzaden, Moubarakistan, Principia Mathematica, U S Eh, Votak Matim, Ravendi, Maott, Heilhum Imperius, Vincone Cae, Napnomadia, Runeda, Draconian Progression, Innocentic, Hardscrabble, Harjad, Tyirza, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Nouvelle-Floride, Holy Oranz, Xyrron, TLTland, Shizzy, Outer Shenendoah, Dangine, Chips and Guac, Yalkan, Glanst, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Feelonia, Loutsland, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Navsland, Elvoreto, Lulubellia, Rozarus, Jestings, Aruvicion, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Abonland, Unsophisticate, Magna Banitia, Merconitonitopia, Sopernia, A Die, Loli County, Republica Guilleana, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Kasazzastan, Boston Castle, Jerzykowo, Kureizen, Tringapore, Yukti, Wilkshire, Varisland, Liminyj, WeKnow, Aoncarpa, Sitero, Pytong, Religioncord, PotatoFarmers, Lubi Islands, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Advancia-Sizzletown, DIMAnism, Batatoland Empire, Ozstan, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Maclare, Arloria, The Unified Missourtama States, Kelvaros Prime, The Stratosphere Islands, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, PEG, and Venicea.

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