by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,086thMost Influential: 2,843rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,135th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Strength Through Freedom
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.875 billion

Animalsnow leopard

The Republic of Aresten is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.875 billion Arestenians 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arestenian economy, worth 209 trillion Lire a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,615 Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Out-of-work actors say they can't complain, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, and '.lib' or '.con' domains indicate whether Arestenian websites are meant for liberals or conservatives. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aresten's national animal is the snow leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Aresten is ranked 230,689th in the world and 7,813th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -11.85 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,086thTop
Most Influential: 2,843rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,135thMost Pacifist: 3,452ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,644thBest Weather: 3,862ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,539thSafest: 4,627thHealthiest Citizens: 4,677thNicest Citizens: 4,682ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,752ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,815thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,064thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,077thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,551stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,929thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,025thMost Inclusive: 8,140thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,208thMost Developed: 8,701stLowest Crime Rates: 8,764thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,904thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,896thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,068thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,060thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,067thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,205thSmartest Citizens: 12,300thLargest Governments: 13,212thMost Secular: 15,320thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,944thMost Income Equality: 16,592ndMost Cultured: 20,951stMost Efficient Economies: 22,135thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,391stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,360th
Largest Welfare Programs: 113th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 119th in the regionMost Pacifist: 129th in the regionBest Weather: 135th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 144th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 149th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 154th in the regionNicest Citizens: 155th in the regionSafest: 155th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 157th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 159th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 234th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 239th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 242nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 252nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 255th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 258th in the regionMost Developed: 265th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 273rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 283rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 301st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 350th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 355th in the regionMost Influential: 366th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 369th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 374th in the regionLargest Governments: 379th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 387th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 525th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 570th in the regionMost Cultured: 610th in the regionMost Income Equality: 672nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 700th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 707th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 723rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aresten, '.lib' or '.con' domains indicate whether Arestenian websites are meant for liberals or conservatives.
  • : Following new legislation in Aresten, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life.
  • : Following new legislation in Aresten, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post.
  • : Following new legislation in Aresten, out-of-work actors say they can't complain.
  • : Following new legislation in Aresten, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Aresten as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Following new legislation in Aresten, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Aresten endorsed The Democratic States of Anatasha.
  • : Aresten endorsed The Xenodochial Republic of Kiani.
  • : Aresten was endorsed by The Democratic States of Anatasha.
  • : Aresten was endorsed by The Xenodochial Republic of Kiani.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 109 » Qvait, New Briantown, Corgitopiaa, Erinor, Amerion, West Pastafaria, Land Without Shrimp, Concrete Slab, Tsunamy, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Bawkie, Jehenna, Aumeltopia, Ridehale, Midand, The Worst army of, Andinla, The Filippinas, Wehraboos, Volaworand, Belschaft, Sandaoguo, Farengeto, Ebonhand, Auphelia, Tepertopia, Kandorith, Phanama, Holy Free, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, Brunier, Doraya, Terran Draconia, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Marinho Islands, Sedunn, Nowa Europa, Vanbella, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Los Rodeos, Apartment 11F, WI SD EA D, Yellunstryer, Beepee, The Imperial Frost Federation, Roterdamia, and 59 others.Holota, Treir, Ceutalia, Blondiesland, Synarion, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Wakandan Tribes, Lionstrapower, Truskawkoland, Qawe, Eskvenn, LadyRebels, The Altan, Seythennia, Doge Land, Scu Greinne, Pencil Sharpeners 2, NIGHTRAY, Libedistan, Westenhald, Sapientiano, Carrelie, Gonrati, Noimosini, The United Australian States, Populaa, Freavia, Ipugao, East Nagaland, Alambar, Kaoia, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, JavaSiege, Rhetiaa, Kaleidescooptopia, Steviland, Beblahbleblo, Tierra del Rey Carlos, Agletgreenia, Eastern Mekong, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Green Sofia, Freedoom, Tackastan, Solanosco, Galebland, Danily, The Stickmin Empire, Esfalsa, Vicken, Shuckle Empire, Nyxonia, Bizzie, The Kies, Linguiniland, The American Anarchist Empire, New Sanet, Kiani, and Anatasha.

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