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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,553rdMost Influential: 6,669thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,264th
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Independent State of Arstotzka

Population258 million

CurrencyArstotzkan Peso
AnimalEagle

The People's Republic of Independent State of Arstotzka is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 258 million Arstotzkans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Arstotzkan economy, worth 8.89 trillion Arstotzkan Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Average income is 34,466 Arstotzkan Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms, there's an aura of pseudoscience around academia, and spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Independent State of Arstotzka's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Independent State of Arstotzka is ranked 210,241st in the world and 6,985th in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.47 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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