by Max Barry

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Safest: 1,012thMost Developed: 1,558thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,723rd
The Elite Land of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
corvus oculum corvi non eruit
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population17.994 billion



The Elite Land of Arkanik is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ar with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 17.994 billion Arkanikians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bahowal. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Arkanikian economy, worth a remarkable 3,886 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 216,002 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Arkanik, people make a career out of medical voyeurism, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, and a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkanik's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arkanik is ranked 85,978th in the world and 3,547th in Lazarus for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 217.79 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Safest: 1,012thMost Developed: 1,558thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,723rdLargest Governments: 1,731stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,771stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,873rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,128thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,186thMost Efficient Economies: 2,193rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,267thHealthiest Citizens: 2,313thLowest Crime Rates: 2,328thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,431stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,454thMost Influential: 2,482ndSmartest Citizens: 2,605thMost Cultured: 2,758thHighest Economic Output: 2,886thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,906thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,998thBest Weather: 3,424thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,504thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,686thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,833rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,068thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,226thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,511thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,699thMost Stationary: 4,795thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,855thHighest Average Incomes: 5,140thLargest Populations: 8,471stNicest Citizens: 8,608thRudest Citizens: 10,439thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,032ndTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,949thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,102ndMost Secular: 19,036thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,370thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,936th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionSafest: 50th in the regionMost Developed: 66th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 88th in the regionMost Stationary: 88th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 88th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 98th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 102nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 108th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 112th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 118th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 121st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 128th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 131st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 131st in the regionMost Cultured: 133rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 142nd in the regionBest Weather: 153rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 154th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 161st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 163rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 172nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 177th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 184th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 225th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 239th in the regionLargest Populations: 255th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 271st in the regionNicest Citizens: 408th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 425th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 551st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 726th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 731st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arkanik was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Arkanik voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Arkanik voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Arkanik endorsed The Republic of Tolfaer.
  • : Arkanik was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies and the Top 5% for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Arkanik was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Arkanik was endorsed by The Republic of Tolfaer.
  • : Arkanik was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkanik, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkanik, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.


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