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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,313thMost Influential: 2,876thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,341st
The Arstotzka Union of
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Of Emptiness

Population1.472 billion

CapitalAirstrip One


The Arstotzka Union of Of Emptiness is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Inspector with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.472 billion entrants are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 61.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arstotzka economy, worth 184 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 125,279 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The Department of Health is snowed under by requests for crisper ciabatta and tenderer tagliatelle, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing, and more and more people are signing up for the government party. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Of Emptiness's national animal is the book, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Dystopianism.

Of Emptiness is ranked 34,365th in the world and 1,308th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 5,560.03 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,313thTop
Most Influential: 2,876thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,341stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,657thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,203rdTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 15,054thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,745thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,095thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,259thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,921stLargest Black Market: 19,403rdHighest Poor Incomes: 19,633rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,670thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,543rdMost Developed: 20,754thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,897thHighest Average Incomes: 21,387thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,696thMost Secular: 23,336th
Largest Insurance Industry: 114th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 268th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 618th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 669th in the regionLargest Black Market: 744th in the regionNudest: 744th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 796th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 840th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 884th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 913th in the regionMost Influential: 921st in the region

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