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The Arstotzka Union of Of Emptiness

“You have recived no citations.You make Arstotzka proud.”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific


Of Emptiness

Population1.22 billion

CapitalAirstrip One

Currencyentry approval stamp

The Arstotzka Union of Of Emptiness is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Inspector with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.22 billion entrants are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 44.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Arstotzka economy, worth 154 trillion entry approval stamps a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 126,289 entry approval stamps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, female restaurant chefs are not allowed to have male customers, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, and turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Of Emptiness's national animal is the book, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Dystopianism.

Of Emptiness is ranked 220,557th in the world and 9,176th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 80.12 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,416thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 3,109thMost Influential: 3,893rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,078thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,358thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,594thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 14,616thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,927thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,643rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,009thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,767thHighest Average Incomes: 21,093rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,845thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,535thLargest Black Market: 23,470thMost Secular: 23,948th
Largest Insurance Industry: 102nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 146th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 232nd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 637th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 643rd in the regionNudest: 735th in the regionLargest Black Market: 827th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 831st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 901st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 956th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Of Emptiness was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Secular and Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Of Emptiness was endorsed by The Free Land of Siberian Workforce.
  • : Of Emptiness was endorsed by The Reformed State of Centrialand.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
  • : Of Emptiness was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, female restaurant chefs are not allowed to have male customers.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • : Following new legislation in Of Emptiness, the government is often referred to as "the biggest drug dealer in the nation".
  • : Of Emptiness was endorsed by The Constitutional Dicatatorship of Religioncord.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 155 » Bankowiata, Yaorozu, Aerilia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, The Libertarian States, Venicea, Demo Troplenia, Climeria, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Port Naga, Slyakanya, Hamerica, Guer Aike, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Siwale, Pytong, Valentine Z, Former English Colony, Shibutani, Votak Matim, El Fiji Grande, Koda-Land, Corfad, Zzozona, Selfgradatude, Territorio di Nessuno, Blyskalia, Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Empy, Kranostav, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Rhein States, Navsland, Loutsland, Kazoo Basin, Dar es Saalam, Maclare, Draconian Progression, Heilhum Imperius, North Bratislava, Kocherian, Notyoutopia, Interdimensional Zone, Nodnarb, New Lakemba, Cretox State, and 105 others.Kragsgale, Frances Francis the First of France, Pasargad, Cereskia, Seijitsu, Sunto, Odelinor, 1 very fast endotarter, Sundred, Wineclaw, Holy Oranz, Hewani, Sevinland, The Iron Lions, Omnistria, Godwanna, The Pantheons, Svenskskit, The Serdey Islands, Libertania Democratica, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Joodey, Illusia and Neverendia, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Star Kingdom, Advancia-Sizzletown, Andexia, Fauzjhia, Sikol, Galbadiana, Pallaith, Xentherida, Yokciq Empire, Sil Dorsett, Runeda, Imperial Pieserged, Gafflebag, Aeolist, Darkmondoria, Madjack, Planes, Ravendi, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Seenvorland, Nalver And, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Orado, Daiz, The Endless Eventide, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Xipher, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Wilkshire, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Maratabat, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Figyjharli, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Svenskan, Servilis, Texanz, Simone Republic, Travislavania, Myrabowsha, Wapistan, Free Salvation, Xagill, Austrian Confederacy, East Akra, Yellops, Tyirza, Landfinia, Super Girl, Clan Spaniel, BTProductions, Xyrron, Ellbonnia, Steampunk Ariel, Aryan Homeland, Alexander the Magnus, Korean-Joseon, Siforpeo, Mon Island, New Celoveniortan, Cajland, Bramburg, ForestMythal, Uzbek Khan, Religioncord, Centrialand, and Siberian Workforce.

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