by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 451stMost Influential: 737thMost Secular: 1,398th
The Federal Stratocracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Ivory Tower Reality Disconnect Zone
Many for all, all for many
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.25 billion

Leaderthe Federal Council


The Federal Stratocracy of Arstungry is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by the Federal Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, keen interest in outer space, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 8.25 billion Arstungrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arstmark. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Arstungryian economy, worth a remarkable 1,664 trillion ARTS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 201,730 ARTS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, and the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arstungry's national animal is the Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arstungry is ranked 165,776th in the world and 7,607th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -4.47 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 451stMost Influential: 737thMost Secular: 1,398thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,689thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,919thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,238thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2,729thMost Developed: 2,781stHealthiest Citizens: 2,811thMost Efficient Economies: 2,920thLowest Crime Rates: 3,365thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,458thSmartest Citizens: 3,479thSafest: 3,579thLargest Governments: 4,117thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,949thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,096thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,191stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,310thBest Weather: 5,558thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,730thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,889thHighest Average Incomes: 6,149thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,624thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,974thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,750thRudest Citizens: 8,611thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,654thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,336thHighest Economic Output: 9,586thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,078thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 17,668thMost Cultured: 19,093rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,472ndMost Stationary: 21,288th
Most Secular: 76th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 84th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 125th in the regionMost Developed: 161st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 169th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 170th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 172nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 173rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 188th in the regionSafest: 202nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 207th in the regionLargest Governments: 220th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 225th in the regionMost Influential: 254th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 257th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 261st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 283rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 288th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 290th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 292nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 300th in the regionBest Weather: 325th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 331st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 333rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 334th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 351st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 376th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 401st in the regionRudest Citizens: 416th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 525th in the regionLargest Populations: 628th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 859th in the regionMost Cultured: 951st in the region

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