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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,555thMost Influential: 5,500thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,277th
The Dictatorship of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Equality and Wisdom.
Influence
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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Ardenstania

Population402 million

CapitalArdeneath

CurrencyArdo
AnimalSteller's Sea Eagle

The Dictatorship of Ardenstania is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 402 million Ardenstanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ardeneath. The average income tax rate is 79.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ardenstanian economy, worth 23.9 trillion Ardoes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 59,434 Ardoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam", visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Ardeneath, and the Ardenstanian Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardenstania's national animal is the Steller's Sea Eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Ardenstania is ranked 108,227th in the world and 4,434th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 18.57 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,555thTop
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Most Influential: 5,500thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,277thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,779thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 16,093rdMost Income Equality: 16,526thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,003rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,000thMost Inclusive: 22,916thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,014thLowest Crime Rates: 23,216thNicest Citizens: 23,661stSafest: 23,801stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,341st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 484th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 513th in the regionMost Income Equality: 771st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 817th in the region

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