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The Technodemocracy of Scantarbia

“Together Into The Unknown”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The Western Isles



Population5.474 billion

LeaderNicetas Akylas

AnimalImperial Eagle

The Technodemocracy of Scantarbia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Nicetas Akylas with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, otherworldly petting zoo, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 5.474 billion Scantarbians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Industry, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arcturus. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Scantarbian economy, worth a remarkable 1,005 trillion Scants a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 183,764 Scants, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, the new national anthem passes the Turing Test, and glamping Scantarbians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scantarbia's national animal is the Imperial Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Monotheism.

Scantarbia is ranked 3,472nd in the world and 9th in The Western Isles for Most Developed, scoring 95.54 on the Human Development Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,383rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,798thMost Developed: 3,472ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,522ndSmartest Citizens: 3,983rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,087thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,590thLowest Crime Rates: 4,612thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,866thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,185thLargest Governments: 5,227thMost Efficient Economies: 5,745thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,792ndSafest: 5,933rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,174thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,557thMost Inclusive: 6,878thMost Influential: 7,235thMost Cultured: 7,516thHighest Average Incomes: 7,921stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,345thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,358thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,196thMost Secular: 9,216thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,494thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,496thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 10,483rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,083rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,711thNicest Citizens: 15,498thHighest Economic Output: 16,692ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,365th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the region

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