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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 158thLargest Retail Industry: 244thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 422nd
The Angelic Hegemon State of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Primus Inter Pares
HMIM Arthyr Rex Imperator
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Arken

Population2.938 billion

CapitalArken-Saw
LeaderHMIM Arthyr Rex Imperator
FaithHoly Church of Angels

CurrencyArkenote
AnimalHuman Bean

The Angelic Hegemon State of The Arken is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by HMIM Arthyr Rex Imperator with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, otherworldly petting zoo, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.938 billion Angels are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arken-Saw. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 80.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Angelic economy, worth a remarkable 1,087 trillion Arkenotes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 370,308 Arkenotes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,373,290 per year while the poor average 4,569, a ratio of 738 to 1.

Drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project, HMIM Arthyr Rex Imperator signs the laws but abides by none of them, and foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Angelic bee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Arken's national animal is the Human Bean, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Holy Church of Angels.

The Arken is ranked 20,149th in the world and 11th in Novus Lucidum for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 5,147.75 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 158thLargest Retail Industry: 244thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 422ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 568thMost Corrupt Governments: 631stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 744thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 910thHighest Average Incomes: 981stLargest Mining Sector: 1,014thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,076thMost Devout: 1,078thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,084thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,086thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,223rdMost Armed: 1,232ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,234thMost Avoided: 1,305thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,331stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,335thMost Efficient Economies: 1,583rdLargest Black Market: 1,797thMost Conservative: 1,972ndTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,099thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,583rdLargest Governments: 4,525thLowest Crime Rates: 4,821stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,849thRudest Citizens: 4,930thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,385thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,470thMost Influential: 10,044thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,161stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,493rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,682ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,230thHighest Economic Output: 15,336thSmartest Citizens: 15,943rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,709thMost Extreme: 17,645thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,149thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,163rd
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the region

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