by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 443rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 951stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,224th
The Federated Directorate of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
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Population16.972 billion

CapitalArathaea City
LeaderPrime Director Arathaea Alterion

Animalgreater twin-tailed serval

The Federated Directorate of Arathaea is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Director Arathaea Alterion with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 16.972 billion Arathaeans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arathaea City. The average income tax rate is 97.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Arathaean economy, worth a remarkable 3,787 trillion araths a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 223,132 araths, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, and citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arathaea's national animal is the greater twin-tailed serval, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Arathaea is ranked 38,717th in the world and 860th in the Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 77.08 Insults Per Minute.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 443rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 951stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,224thSmartest Citizens: 1,632ndSafest: 1,836thMost Cultured: 1,889thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,937thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,966thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,122ndTop
Largest Governments: 2,220thMost Developed: 2,383rdMost Inclusive: 2,420thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,641stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,751stHighest Economic Output: 2,976thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,995thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,921stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,952ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,371stHighest Average Incomes: 4,663rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,269thMost Efficient Economies: 6,040thBest Weather: 6,498thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,505thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,482ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,616thHealthiest Citizens: 9,065thMost Stationary: 9,296thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,714thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,949thLargest Populations: 9,951stNudest: 10,741stTop
Most Influential: 11,528thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,800thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,949thHighest Drug Use: 14,849thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,661stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,042ndNicest Citizens: 21,171st
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 26th in the regionSafest: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionLargest Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 60th in the regionMost Inclusive: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionLargest Populations: 64th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 65th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 69th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 70th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 71st in the regionMost Influential: 75th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 93rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 95th in the regionMost Stationary: 99th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 109th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 134th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 135th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 145th in the regionBest Weather: 158th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 176th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 193rd in the regionNudest: 206th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 226th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 244th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 289th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 401st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 588th in the regionNicest Citizens: 616th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 640th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arathaea was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest and the Top 10% for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Arathaea was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Arathaea voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Wallenburg".
  • : Arathaea voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Arathaea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Arathaea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Arathaea was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Arathaea was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Arathaea was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of The Illumanti.
  • : Arathaea was endorsed by The United States of Nova Stanley.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » East Durthang, Pierconium, Novoblupolia, and Nova Stanley.

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