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Most Secular: 1,237thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,065thMost Influential: 3,427th
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Arctic Coalition

Population2.186 billion

LeaderLars Larson


The United Socialist States of Arctic Coalition is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lars Larson with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 2.186 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 Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baffin. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Arctican economy, worth 235 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 quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 107,883 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom, the news is showing footage of Lars Larson bullying an old man to the point of tears, and research grant proposals read like political diatribes. 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 10,784th in the world and 140th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 91.69 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most Secular: 1,237thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,065thMost Influential: 3,427thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,453rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,637thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,026thSafest: 5,409thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,543rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,470thBest Weather: 6,515thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,720thMost Pacifist: 7,024thNicest Citizens: 7,188thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,282ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,376thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,643rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,802ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,877thMost Inclusive: 8,344thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,916thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,402ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,702ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,980thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 10,573rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,784thMost Income Equality: 10,897thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,288thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,418thLargest Governments: 12,001stSmartest Citizens: 15,345thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,316thMost Developed: 17,798thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,472nd
Most Secular: 29th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 59th in the regionMost Income Equality: 87th in the regionSafest: 90th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 95th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 96th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 112th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 121st in the regionBest Weather: 124th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 126th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 130th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 131st in the regionMost Influential: 137th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 139th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 140th in the regionNicest Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 145th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 152nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 156th in the regionLargest Governments: 158th in the regionMost Inclusive: 160th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 178th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 184th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 190th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 203rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 216th in the region

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