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Most Secular: 1,407thMost Influential: 2,519thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,731st
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Arctic Coalition

Population3.896 billion

CapitalBaffin
LeaderLars Larson

CurrencyCredit
AnimalCaribou

The United Socialist States of Arctic Coalition is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lars Larson with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.896 billion Arcticans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baffin. The average income tax rate is 93.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arctican economy, worth 405 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 103,959 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The children of Arctic Coalition are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, and battlefield gains are quickly lost when enemies don't respect a time-out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arctic Coalition's national animal is the Caribou, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arctic Coalition is ranked 15,315th in the world and 268th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 87.03 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Influential: 2,519thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,731stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,820thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,557thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,956thSafest: 5,087thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,092ndBest Weather: 5,168thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,868thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,109thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,448thMost Pacifist: 6,475thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,491stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,903rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,298thNicest Citizens: 7,585thHealthiest Citizens: 7,755thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,959thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,034thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,453rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,623rdMost Inclusive: 9,092ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,165thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,389thLargest Governments: 11,614thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 14,333rdSmartest Citizens: 14,964thMost Developed: 15,315thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,012thMost Income Equality: 17,957thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,912thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,160thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,520thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,662nd
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Most Secular: 30th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 42nd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 82nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 85th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 91st in the regionMost Income Equality: 95th in the regionSafest: 98th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 102nd in the region

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