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The Federal Stratocracy of Arstungry

“Many for all, all for many”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Arstungry

Population7.756 billion

CapitalArstmark
Leaderthe Federal Council

CurrencyART
AnimalSnake

The Federal Stratocracy of Arstungry is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by the Federal Council with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 7.756 billion Arstungrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arstmark. The average income tax rate is 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arstungryian economy, worth a remarkable 1,589 trillion ARTS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 204,906 ARTS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, and the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arstungry's national animal is the Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arstungry is ranked 61,682nd in the world and 3,155th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,245.02 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 451stMost Influential: 682ndMost Secular: 1,353rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,641stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,939thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,237thMost Developed: 2,773rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,861stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,879thMost Efficient Economies: 2,892ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,447thSmartest Citizens: 3,463rdSafest: 3,617thLargest Governments: 4,135thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,088thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,138thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,430thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,533rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,628thHighest Average Incomes: 5,904thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,984thBest Weather: 6,295thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,468thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,646thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,660thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,016thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,415thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,661stHighest Economic Output: 9,845thRudest Citizens: 10,000thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,945thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,991stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,336thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,470thMost Cultured: 19,067th
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Most Secular: 62nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 82nd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 112th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 112th in the regionMost Developed: 156th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 163rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 165th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 173rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 174th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionSafest: 203rd in the regionLargest Governments: 213th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 218th in the regionMost Influential: 243rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 244th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 274th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 279th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 281st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 282nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 296th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 305th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 310th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 314th in the regionBest Weather: 345th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 349th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 354th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 363rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 399th in the regionRudest Citizens: 444th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 578th in the regionLargest Populations: 644th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 749th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 806th in the regionMost Cultured: 918th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 283 » Siwale, Shibutani, Empy, Territorio di Nessuno, Hyperbanus, Yaorozu, Sundred, Maott, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Kwaj, Ice and Tinian, Frances Francis the First of France, Shadowrik, Cloydicia, Wineclaw, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Ethnon, United Draconia, Corfad, Former English Colony, Aroa, Arimbia, PlanetPunk, Anna Airters, Malta Comino Gozo, Sunto, Atain, Buckerino, Alice Gardens, The Gamer Party, Govornia, Karazan, Blackphir, ZimRobwe, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Dopeland420, Walter Jackson, Phualand, Chatheatinamopia, Holy Oranz, Dadastan Archipelago, Xentherida, Sea Ghost, El Fiji Grande, Sil Dorsett, British Bayonet, Chukstik Illahi, and 233 others.AGoodPlace, Antiyard, Choistan, Avemterra, BrightFutures, Azzarel, Calamazo, Chopia, Brysto, Plumas, Universal State Formula, East Supple Lund, Felpolandia, Esplandia, Free Culture, East Wushen, Diodone, Fizban, Detrivania, David Davidson, Dicko, Zeternia, Dylanana, LostLegion, Elevation, Highton Islands, Bearical, Dar es Saalam, Pleroma Sans Romans, New Trisone, Elgaland-Vargaland, New Chilokver, Wilkshire, Daiz, Etanur, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Soviet Terran, Greater Pittsburgh, The Iron Lions, Viridiann, The Rhein States, New Pruessen, The Austro Germanic Union, The Most Freedom Ever, Guyomartand, Itallitopia, Dragonar, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Central Ryal, Humptalumpta, Moubarakistan, Great Bights Mum, Acrabinnia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Rosewood-, Zokk, Kobagia, Niradans, Minuda, New Lakemba, Kyoki Chudoku, Kasazzastan, Lemonbiscuits, Manticore utopia, Kelvaros Prime, Gurou, Newpromisedland, United Kahndaq, SORT, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Valhalla123, Egalico, Warsaw-Halicz, The Windmilluminati, Omnistria, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Napnomadia, Sunaiya, Yukti, Joodey, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Fengate, Tarr-Nation, Asgardira, Panama Coalition, Solmetria, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Haor Chall, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Abject Ludicrosity, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Solidair, Glurponia, Astrind, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Orado, Wisconsota, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, PotatoFarmers, Nordic-British Union, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Freyford, Gnomewatchers, Lendara, Clan Spaniel, Wallachian People, Xagill, Kranostav, Zecit, Pazair, Seenvorland, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Fraguale Cothe, Terban Kedah, Ravendi, Easternryke, Serendipita Martia, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Interdimensional Zone, Castle Federation, Palgo, Fendlium, Merconitonitopia, Greater Chimeran Union, Tachycardia, Valentine Z, Advancia-Sizzletown, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Lungha, Hamerica, Loli County, Praeceps, Valatic Ash, MiaryBhalzhack, The New Communist Republic Of States, Woodsend, Yokciq Empire, The Endless Eventide, Eschatosia, Jellies Island, Ihese, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Godwanna, Prevaland, Crader, Immenium, Avastate, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Nisastria, Irishvan, Aeolist, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Schnuftelland, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Californian Redwood, Nationeer, Westinor, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Frostcell, PortvgaI, Sikol, Saperisole, Hopsin, Eurasian Foederatio, Iztocna Slavija, Zzozona, Hoglands, Plutayah, Veast, Prydania, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Montinario, Asoc lon, Mimia, Cowbridge, Seanat, Libertania Democratica, Innocentic, Arbor Marshes, Brucklania, Arichia, Eywaan, Borsukia, Damsmel, New Jamgra, The New Cordian Empire, Madjack, Energi Empire, Estandarte, Xipher, Kragsgale, Lionia, Simone Republic, Buckhem, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Wolvenland, Andexia, Ihsan, Principia Mathematica, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Geektopia, and R libanon.

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