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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,046thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,916thMost Armed: 3,340th
The Old Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Only in death does duty end
Artyom Chiornyj
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population5.26 billion

CapitalHigh Capital
LeaderArtyom Chiornyj

CurrencyOld Crown

The Old Republic of Arztotskiya is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Artyom Chiornyj with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.26 billion Arztotskiyans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of High Capital. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arztotskiyan economy, worth a remarkable 1,009 trillion Old Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 191,935 Old Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Billions of Old Crowns are spent to take high-quality photos of the Eagle Nebula, the nation's soldiers often believe they're in the Air Force, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", and Arztotskiyan novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Artyom Chiornyj. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arztotskiya's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Arztotskiya is ranked 50,670th in the world and 2,487th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,855.15 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,046thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,916thMost Armed: 3,340thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,204thMost Influential: 4,266thRudest Citizens: 5,490thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,968thLargest Black Market: 6,225thMost Cultured: 6,397thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,834thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,926thHighest Average Incomes: 7,019thMost Developed: 7,459thSmartest Citizens: 8,606thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,762ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,334thLargest Governments: 9,536thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,710thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,921stTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 10,394thLargest Retail Industry: 10,560thMost Efficient Economies: 11,139thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,623rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,769thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,412thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,280thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,951stLowest Crime Rates: 15,344thMost Secular: 16,217thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,277thHighest Economic Output: 16,760thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,073rdLongest Average Lifespans: 18,409thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,277thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,767th
Most Armed: 112th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 127th in the regionMost Average: 249th in the regionLargest Black Market: 250th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 260th in the regionRudest Citizens: 295th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 316th in the regionMost Cultured: 320th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 342nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 342nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 354th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 372nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 379th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 415th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 446th in the regionMost Developed: 450th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 478th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 490th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 492nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 509th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 513th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 522nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 538th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 588th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 681st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 683rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 711th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 763rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 763rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 775th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 787th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 854th in the regionMost Secular: 860th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 869th in the region

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