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The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard

“Improvise, Adapt, Overcome”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Auxiliary

Location: The Western Isles

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Polar Svalbard

Population9.724 billion

CapitalAlta
LeaderKlark Zeltargo

CurrencyPolar
AnimalPolar Bear

The Much love from Polar of Polar Svalbard is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Klark Zeltargo with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 9.724 billion Svalbardians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alta. The average income tax rate is 85.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Svalbardian economy, worth a remarkable 1,698 trillion Polars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 174,702 Polars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, and immigrants who don't like the taste of Svalbardian Turnip Chips are immediately deported. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Polar Svalbard's national animal is the Polar Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Polar Svalbard is ranked 23,482nd in the world and 52nd in The Western Isles for Most Stationary, with 572.054147774 Days.

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Nudest: 280thMost Influential: 486thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 4,361stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,396thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,691stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,808thMost Developed: 6,483rdMost Cultured: 6,622ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,879thLargest Governments: 6,926thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,242ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,415thHighest Economic Output: 7,508thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,611thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 8,386thMost Inclusive: 8,392ndSmartest Citizens: 8,463rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,481stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,828thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,858thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,897thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,102ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,154thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,303rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,814thHealthiest Citizens: 11,020thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,346thLowest Crime Rates: 12,141stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,350thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,715thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,014thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,074thMost Secular: 15,469th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the region

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