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The Angelic Hegemon State of The Arken

“Primus Inter Pares” Imperator Arthyr Rex

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Novus Lucidum

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The Arken

Population3.155 billion

CapitalArken-Saw
LeaderImperator Arthyr Rex
FaithHoly Church of Angels

CurrencyArkenote
AnimalWinter Eagle

The Angelic Hegemon State of The Arken is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Imperator Arthyr Rex with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory gun ownership, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.155 billion Angels are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arken-Saw. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Angelic economy, worth a remarkable 1,211 trillion Arkenotes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 383,954 Arkenotes, with the richest citizens earning 9.6 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day, schoolboys trained in chivalry are encouraged to duel other boys for a maiden's hand, Angels are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom, and the government has the power to seize property at will. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Arken's national animal is the Winter Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Holy Church of Angels.

The Arken is ranked 73,950th in the world and 19th in Novus Lucidum for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,670.15 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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1%
Largest Retail Industry: 206thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 511thMost Corrupt Governments: 565thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 669thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 801stHighest Average Incomes: 852ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 874thLargest Insurance Industry: 927thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 940thLargest Mining Sector: 963rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,005thMost Devout: 1,020thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,032ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,163rdMost Armed: 1,164thMost Avoided: 1,265thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,347thMost Efficient Economies: 1,457thMost Conservative: 1,491stLargest Black Market: 1,642ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,657thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,858thTop
5%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,520thLowest Crime Rates: 4,029thLargest Governments: 4,116thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,218thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,397thRudest Citizens: 5,440thFattest Citizens: 8,253rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,365thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,454thMost Influential: 9,460thTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 10,494thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,625thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,407thHighest Economic Output: 13,755thSmartest Citizens: 16,240thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,571stMost Developed: 18,871stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,080thMost Extreme: 19,719thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,413th
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5%
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Arken lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, the government has the power to seize property at will.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, Angels are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, schoolboys trained in chivalry are encouraged to duel other boys for a maiden's hand.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day.
  • : The Arken was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, the military is plagued with unethical researchers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, citizens who fail to follow the official national religion are executed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in The Arken.
  • : Following new legislation in The Arken, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money.

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