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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,070th Most Influential: 3,363rd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,591st
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Arstanel

Population545 million

CapitalNeu Fallendresch

CurrencyCendaros
AnimalArstanelian Peregrine Falcon

The Kingdom of Arstanel is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its pith helmet sales, avant-garde cinema, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 545 million Arstanelians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neu Fallendresch. The average income tax rate is 33.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Arstanelian economy, worth 38.7 trillion Cendaros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 70,957 Cendaros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, ratings for sitcom reruns are often much higher than election debates, graffiti graces every city's streets, and insanely good theatre productions face government censorship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arstanel's national animal is the Arstanelian Peregrine Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Arstanel is ranked 140,643rd in the world and 6,859th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 22.83 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,591stMost Authoritarian: 15,166th
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Largest Mining Sector: 717th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 743rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 750th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 146 » Territorio di Nessuno, Alunya, Peldorn, Shibutani, Joodey, Notyoutopia, El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Corfad, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, New Bremerton, Zemnaya Svoboda, Great Bights Mum, Ostrinios, Saturns Edge, Uganda Knuckles UK, Maott, Omnistria, Jasminlandia, Ethnon, Dar es Saalam, Steampunk Ariel, Kwaj, Spartoptia, Selfgradatude, North Bratislava, Dreadton, Sunto, Tappan Hills, Bayern-Straubing, PlanetPunk, Koda-Land, Egalico, Holy Oranz, Q w e r t y, Siwale, United Draconia, Novare Res, Acrabinnia, Lunallian, Trillius, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Yaorozu, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Federation Terra Australis, Black Templares, Shadowrik, and 96 others.The United States of Romania, Torakuen, Wineclaw, Malta Comino Gozo, Sil Dorsett, The Pantheons, Marijuana Haven, Xandarnia, Misuvelia, Guer Aike, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Plangainer, Haor Chall, Frances Francis the First of France, Frostopia, Buckerino, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Ibiscaton, General COE, SillyString, Steraz, Victoriaans Nederlands, Guslantis, Valhalla123, Ejhsa, Wilkshire, New Pruessen, Kasazzastan, New Caeitanordia, Amerian States, Senkaiboashi, Amauri, Rkainjel, Yalkan, Liberum Mundi, Hircea, Sundred, Lomjia, Apetopia, Aratani, East Spopovichka, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Pomur, Yummy Blubber, Tamgu, Pasargad, Ikea Rike, Miruma, Free Azzaca, Sockmanland, Moubarakistan, Vikingiarchy, Wodan, Niradans, Votak Matim, The Black Cathedral, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, North Altatude, Vincone Cae, Conservadoria, Former English Colony, Helia Geopes, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Hileville, Loli County, Eriadni, Justanistan, Makersaulache, Fayyayid, The Cascadian Commonwealth, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Solidair, Astrind, Glurponia, Moisus, Zumlandia, Narwhal, Qiland, Kobagia, The Serdey Islands, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Xzavia-Hjar, Samog, Thoresonistan, New Trisone, Abject Ludicrosity, SORT, and Subjugators.

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