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The Egalitarian Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
The eye of the storm
Influence
Truckler
Councillor of the Interior
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Araine

Population1.834 billion

CapitalVraisten
LeaderAshton Thorne
FaithAgnosticism

CurrencyCredits
Animalsimien fox

The Egalitarian Republic of Araine is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Ashton Thorne with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.834 billion Araineans 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 enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vraisten. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arainean economy, worth 161 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 88,231 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content, surveillance cameras are banned, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills, and the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Araine's national animal is the simien fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Araine is ranked 162,450th in the world and 89th in Refugia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 137.94 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Secular: 2,608thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,005thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,236thBest Weather: 5,303rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,738thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,379thNicest Citizens: 7,614thMost Influential: 8,159thHealthiest Citizens: 8,509thMost Inclusive: 8,583rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,884thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,074thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,461stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,055thMost Pacifist: 10,058thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,516thSafest: 11,220thMost Developed: 11,274thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,882ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,227thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 14,108thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,402ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,953rdSmartest Citizens: 16,301stLargest Welfare Programs: 20,059thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,943rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,109thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,225thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,384thLargest Governments: 23,564th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Araine, the new airport at Mr. Giles' farm is panicking his sheep.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, the comic book series 'Ashton Thorne and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, the nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, glamping Araineans won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • : Araine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Safest.
  • : Following new legislation in Araine, the study of medicine is popular throughout Araine.

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