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Atharbasca

Population382 million

Currencybuckaroo
Animalpenguin

The United Socialist States of Atharbasca is a huge, genial nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 382 million Atharbascans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Atharbascan economy, worth 21.1 trillion buckaroos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is 55,230 buckaroos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Statistics show that terrorists often come from broken families, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Atharbasca's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Atharbasca is ranked 27,225th in the world and 818th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 75.87 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,058thMost Income Equality: 7,837thMost Pacifist: 7,837thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,726thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,342ndTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 12,968thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,029thMost Inclusive: 15,614thSafest: 15,720thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,128thNicest Citizens: 16,251stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,094thMost Influential: 18,099thHighest Drug Use: 18,663rdMost Secular: 18,828thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,801stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,352ndMost Advanced Public Education: 20,515th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 165th in the regionMost Pacifist: 261st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 265th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 299th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 396th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 411th in the regionMost Income Equality: 425th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 472nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 527th in the regionNicest Citizens: 541st in the regionSafest: 551st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 553rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 568th in the regionNudest: 575th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 594th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 609th in the regionMost Secular: 637th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 645th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 707th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 716th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 718th in the regionLargest Governments: 770th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 818th in the regionMost Influential: 843rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 847th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 877th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Atharbasca was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, statistics show that terrorists often come from broken families.
  • : Atharbasca was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof.
  • : Atharbasca was endorsed by The Weed-choked lawn of A mean old man.
  • : Atharbasca's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Atharbasca, Atharbasca has designated Atharbasca City as its capital city.

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