by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 553rdMost Influential: 919thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 967th
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Nova Arcania

Population1.524 billion

LeaderMarshal Fallstar


The United Socialist States of Nova Arcania is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Marshal Fallstar with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The quiet, industrious population of 1.524 billion Nova Arcanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Undermountain. The average income tax rate is 83.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nova Arcanian economy, worth 203 trillion gps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 133,348 gps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Neighboring nations are tired of Nova Arcania's big fish stories, prison visits increase substantially during election years, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, and the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nova Arcania's national animal is the ankheg, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nova Arcania is ranked 187,815th in the world and 8,153rd in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -9.17 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 553rdMost Influential: 919thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 967thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,307thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,079thMost Inclusive: 9,614thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,815thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,857thBest Weather: 11,882ndLargest Governments: 12,082ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,318thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,579thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,944thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,586thLowest Crime Rates: 13,703rdSafest: 13,957thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,034thSmartest Citizens: 15,004thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,406thHealthiest Citizens: 15,702ndMost Cultured: 16,006thMost Developed: 16,192ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,739thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,872ndHighest Average Incomes: 17,712thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,834thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,601stHighest Drug Use: 19,015th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 55th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 257th in the regionMost Influential: 339th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 397th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 433rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 446th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 538th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 544th in the regionMost Inclusive: 560th in the regionLargest Governments: 580th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 587th in the regionBest Weather: 619th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 649th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 660th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 678th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 688th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 722nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 746th in the regionSafest: 750th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 789th in the regionMost Cultured: 793rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 818th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 819th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 828th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 854th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 861st in the regionMost Developed: 870th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 872nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 914th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nova Arcania endorsed The Principality of Ofira.
  • : Following new legislation in Nova Arcania, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.
  • : Following new legislation in Nova Arcania, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Nova Arcania, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • : Following new legislation in Nova Arcania, neighboring nations are tired of Nova Arcania's big fish stories.
  • : Following new legislation in Nova Arcania, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.
  • : Following new legislation in Nova Arcania, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of ankhegs and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Nova Arcania, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Nova Arcania, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • : Nova Arcania was endorsed by The Principality of Ofira.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 245 » El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Frances Francis the First of France, Yaorozu, The Rhein States, Loutsland, Pazair, Territorio di Nessuno, Ethnon, Siwale, Sunto, Interdimensional Zone, Selfgradatude, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Corfad, Shibutani, Holy Oranz, Notyoutopia, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, McMasterdonia, Newpromisedland, 1 very fast endotarter, The Tampa Bay Rays, Empy, Seenvorland, Valentine Z, Steampunk Ariel, Fendlium, Praeceps, Orado, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Eri-Maqa-Ena, New Lakemba, Sil Dorsett, Daiz, Dabarastan, Wineclaw, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Sundred, Pauliestien, Dreadton, Prydania, Kranostav, Volstokn, Shadowrik, Cobleck Weleis, Abject Ludicrosity, and 195 others.The Iron Lions, Ravendi, Great Bights Mum, Gnomewatchers, Avemterra, Napnomadia, Kasazzastan, Valhalla123, Loli County, Hamerica, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Wilkshire, Merconitonitopia, United Kahndaq, Moubarakistan, Xagill, Noahs Second Country, Woodsend, Azzarel, Necromonia, Zyvetskistaahn, Vincone Cae, Universal State Formula, The New Communist Republic Of States, Serendipita Martia, Yokciq Empire, SORT, United States of Americanas, The Stratosphere Islands, Wit Noreis, Anne Hathaway, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, Calamazo, Omnistria, Alice Gardens, The Bureaucratic Territories, Manticore utopia, Phoronu, Votak Matim, Psychotic Vegans, Tachycardia, Soviet Terran, Xyrron, Runeda, Clan Spaniel, SherpDaWerp in TNP, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Prevaland, Ihese, Malta Comino Gozo, Logovets, Walter Jackson, Freyford, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Diodone, Crader, Revolutionary Sealand, Unsophisticate, Karazan, Joodey, Partax, Plangainer, Xentherida, Cloydicia, The Windmilluminati, Blackphir, Zokk, Pleroma Sans Romans, Yukti, Nisastria, French Bananastan, Zecit, Panama Coalition, The Gamer Party, The Most Freedom Ever, Antiyard, Esplandia, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Fascist Democracy, Dopeland420, Itallitopia, Tellavinna, Nistriabar, Varola, Centromuria, Unshleepd, Aetulia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Ver Testua, Olofin, Marmiedon, East Wushen, Ediola, Wisconsota, Dylanana, Hyphen, New Pruessen, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Godwanna, Schnuftelland, Aeolist, Maott, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Zeternia, New Octicarg, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Mesopotama, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Aoncarpa, Termathe, Former English Colony, Bengal Empir, I Like Killing people, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Asoc lon, Kocherian, Yalgora, Seanat, Libertania Democratica, Brucklania, Arichia, Highton Islands, Damsmel, Unimaginable Doom, New Jamgra, Innocentic, Madjack, Chukstik Illahi, Miamington, Animu Place, Old Emporia, Pokemanland, Free Culture, Ihsan, Simone Republic, Kragsgale, Xipher, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Principia Mathematica, Ultra777, Buckhem, Eastern Cous Empria, Andexia, Fayyayid, AGoodPlace, Dangine, Solskjar, WeKnow, Anungu, U S Eh, Heilhum Imperius, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Eschatosia, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Eywaan, Therizia, Frahnkzaden, Aerilia, Cosmosplosion, Solaria Minor, Cretox State, Morover, Nouvelle-Floride, Outer Shenendoah, Fel Imass, Neu-Galicia, Amprak, Glanst, East Supple Lund, Comfed, Lulubellia, Elvoreto, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, DIMAnism, Navsland, Warancia, Rozarus, Citrus Rutaceae, Hardscrabble, Magna Banitia, and Ofira.

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