by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,121stMost Patriotic: 14,155thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19,278th
The Holy Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
A nation without borders is not a nation
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population3.105 billion



The Holy Empire of Arcifia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Olympe with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.105 billion Arcifians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olympia. The average income tax rate is 44.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Arcifian economy, worth 265 trillion unidolls a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Average income is 85,352 unidolls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly, there's more than one way to skin a diplomat, sly spies try to rely on national allies so that they don't die, and international negotiations always lead to a lot of missile-laneous expenses. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arcifia's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Olympisme.

Arcifia is ranked 128,825th in the world and 25th in Warzone Asia for Smartest Citizens, with 29.66 quips per hour.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,121stTop
Most Patriotic: 14,155thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19,278thMost Conservative: 19,907thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,758th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arcifia's influence in Warzone Asia rose from "Nipper" to "Vassal".
  • : Following new legislation in Arcifia, international negotiations always lead to a lot of missile-laneous expenses.
  • : Arcifia was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Arcifia applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Arcifia relocated from Lazarus to Warzone Asia.
  • : Arcifia altered its national flag.
  • : Arcifia was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Arcifia ceased to exist in Warzone Asia.
  • : Arcifia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Arcifia, sly spies try to rely on national allies so that they don't die.


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