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The Queendom of Artemis Selene

“From the Moon we came, to the Moon we rise.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Artemis Selene

Population598 million

CapitalMoonlight City

AnimalDianaean Deer

The Queendom of Artemis Selene is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 598 million Artemis Seleneans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moonlight City. The average income tax rate is 73.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Artemis Selenean economy, worth 58.7 trillion Moonstones a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 98,085 Moonstones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, and the right school tie opens more doors than the right qualification. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Artemis Selene's national animal is the Dianaean Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Artemis Selene is ranked 198,632nd in the world and 8,709th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -12.81 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 628thTop
Most Influential: 2,301stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,357thSafest: 5,378thMost Pacifist: 5,877thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,099thNicest Citizens: 6,437thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,812thMost Inclusive: 8,144thHealthiest Citizens: 9,423rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 10,842ndBest Weather: 11,131stLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,185thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,306thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,046thLowest Crime Rates: 14,088thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,508thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,659thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,765thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,521stMost Cultured: 16,066thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,347thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,082ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,638thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,881stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,433rd
Safest: 290th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 298th in the regionMost Pacifist: 331st in the regionNicest Citizens: 367th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 399th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 403rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 441st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 485th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 524th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 529th in the regionBest Weather: 592nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 616th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 621st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 631st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 638th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 700th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 709th in the regionMost Influential: 751st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 775th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 787th in the regionMost Cultured: 798th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 877th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 900th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Artemis Selene, the right school tie opens more doors than the right qualification.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemis Selene, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemis Selene, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Artemis Selene voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Artemis Selene, prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemis Selene, gossip magazines have pictures of Leader sunbathing on the beach with political rivals.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemis Selene, seasonal hay-fever sufferers are attending government drug counselling sessions to get free doughnuts.
  • : Following new legislation in Artemis Selene, money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them.
  • : Artemis Selene voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Artemis Selene voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 231 » Sikol, Sundred, Timothea, Territorio di Nessuno, The Rhein States, Fayyayid, Great Bights Mum, Newpromisedland, Guer Aike, Praeceps, Koda-Land, Yaorozu, Interdimensional Zone, The Jerichowan Country, Dreadton, Notyoutopia, Shibutani, Ver Testua, Siwale, Corfad, Sea Ghost, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, The Pantheons, Ethnon, New Lakemba, El Fiji Grande, Sil Dorsett, McMasterdonia, Orado, Noahs Second Country, Westinor, Empy, Fauzjhia, Hamerica, Saperisole, The Serdey Islands, Sunto, Pazair, Omnistria, Pallaith, Korovan Isles, Dabarastan, Xagill, Eurasian Foederatio, Ihese, Daiz, Advancia-Sizzletown, Valentine Z, I Like Killing people, and 181 others.Wisconsota, Godwanna, The Calabash Protectorate, Frances Francis the First of France, Zzozona, Shadowrik, Frostcell, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Iron Lions, The Tampa Bay Rays, 1 very fast endotarter, Zumlandia, Seenvorland, Valhalla123, Selfgradatude, Tachycardia, Former English Colony, Prydania, Xentherida, Picairn, Abonland, A Ordem do Caos, Libertania Democratica, Abject Ludicrosity, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Altivia, Amblegreserland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Brucklania, Reission, Simone Republic, Kranostav, Alyrria, Aeolist, Alice Gardens, Kocherian, Unshleepd, Wineclaw, Yalgora, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Fendlium, Yokciq Empire, Ihsan, Wilkshire, Cowbridge, Seanat, Pleroma Sans Romans, Alamei, Azzarel, Bushkrub, Plangainer, Eschatosia, Arichia, Joodey, Eywaan, Schnuftelland, Austral States of America, Plasir Grand, Lux Conos, Clan Spaniel, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, The Sinclarian Provinces, Gin Tonic, Quentiam Viventem, Maclare, Dangine, The Free States of Avalon, The True Frog, Unsophisticate, Minuda, Serendipita Martia, Dicko, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Solskjar, Palisede, Zeternia, Highton Islands, Damsmel, Nouvelle-Floride, New Jamgra, Unimaginable Doom, Revolutionary Sealand, Eisenmund, Solmetria, Cretox State, The Endless Eventide, Solcius, U S Eh, Pokemanland, Yellops, PotatoFarmers, Caselpania, Principia Mathematica, Noesantara, Xyrron, Nistriabar, Madjack, Eastern Cous Empria, Avastate, BrightFutures, Ravendi, Kragsgale, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Xipher, Buckhem, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Aeurithianar, Erubetia, Animu Place, Great Jenovah, Embauba, East Supple Lund, Salt-and-Pepper, Cucuville, Integriata, Gilakistan, Cosamaloapan, Fel Imass, Uss charlestonsc, R libanon, Drentusa, Phire Fric, Freuropic Wor, Aetulia, Jestings, United Island States of Southeast Asia, Dakota Territories, Ilmatil, Miamington, Nordic-British Union, State of Rand, Chukstik Illahi, Anungu, Nolan Burg, Daxuxian, Freyford, LostLegion, WeKnow, Andexia, Lucedeia, Ultra777, Kingdom of Witcheria, Neo Cheese Empire, Moubarakistan, Frahnkzaden, Votak Matim, United Kahndaq, Maott, Heilhum Imperius, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Vincone Cae, Napnomadia, Runeda, Draconian Progression, Therizia, Harjad, Tyirza, Aerilia, Morover, Kurniastan, Holy Oranz, TLTland, Outer Shenendoah, Demo Troplenia, Amprak, Jovian Knights, Chips and Guac, Yalkan, Glanst, Bacciatto, Elvoreto, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Comfed, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Navsland, Lulubellia, Rozarus, Loutsland, and Hardscrabble.

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