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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 97thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,426thMost Influential: 1,897th
The Social Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Scientia Est Introitus Ad Success
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
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Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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Arichia

Population712 million

CapitalUrbe Intelligentia

CurrencyPecunia Corvum
AnimalNorthern Raven

The Social Commonwealth of Arichia is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 712 million Arichians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbe Intelligentia. The average income tax rate is 67.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Arichian economy, worth 72.1 trillion Pecunia Corvums a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 101,280 Pecunia Corvums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Airplane passengers have been known to stuff pillows in their jackets to get extra arm room, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections, and government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Arichia's national animal is the Northern Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Arichia is ranked 14,558th in the world and 805th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 116.14 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 97thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,426thMost Influential: 1,897thTop
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Most Pacifist: 5,044thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,423rdMost Inclusive: 7,476thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,673rdNicest Citizens: 8,026thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,377thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10,563rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,943rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,321stSmartest Citizens: 14,140thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,416thSafest: 14,558thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,588thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,091stLargest Publishing Industry: 15,148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,383rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,177thBest Weather: 16,319thMost Secular: 16,495thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,187thHealthiest Citizens: 18,004thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,402ndMost Cultured: 18,831st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 166th in the regionMost Pacifist: 273rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 284th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 438th in the regionNicest Citizens: 442nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 459th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 481st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 524th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 532nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 576th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 657th in the regionMost Influential: 685th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 730th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 739th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 744th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 753rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 753rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 797th in the regionSafest: 805th in the regionBest Weather: 838th in the regionMost Secular: 856th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 872nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 899th in the regionMost Cultured: 908th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 949th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 958th in the region

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