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Most Secular: 2,513thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,477thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,204th
The Democratic States of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
No gods or kings, only man.
Kaathe Rhinehardt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.142 billion

CapitalTau Volantis
LeaderKaathe Rhinehardt

CurrencySilver Eagle
AnimalArtaecusian Desert Fox

The Democratic States of Artaecus is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kaathe Rhinehardt with an even hand, and renowned for its digital currency, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-working, democratic population of 2.142 billion Artaecusians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tau Volantis. The average income tax rate is 58.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Artaecusian economy, worth 265 trillion Silver Eagles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 123,922 Silver Eagles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Artaecusians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes, and immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Artaecus's national animal is the Artaecusian Desert Fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Artaecus is ranked 25,693rd in the world and 18th in The Hole To Hide In for Rudest Citizens, with 95.35 Insults Per Minute.

Most Secular: 2,513thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,477thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,204thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,872ndMost Developed: 12,915thMost Efficient Economies: 13,278thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,797thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,043rdHighest Drug Use: 16,117thSmartest Citizens: 17,534thBest Weather: 17,771stLongest Average Lifespans: 18,104thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,524thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,566thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,119thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,648thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,895thHighest Average Incomes: 21,102nd
Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11th in the region

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