by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 809th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,384th Most Influential: 1,720th
The Democratic Socialist States of
New York Times Democracy
Strength in Unity, Unity in Equality
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.622 billion


Animalred panda

The Democratic Socialist States of Ardenaea is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.622 billion Ardenaeans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mundelein. The average income tax rate is 75.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Ardenaean economy, worth 250 trillion denars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 95,718 denars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Leader to meetings with foreign heads of state, and old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ardenaea's national animal is the red panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ardenaea is ranked 108,576th in the world and 3,823rd in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 16.78 Atheism Rate.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 809thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,384thTop
Most Influential: 1,720thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,152ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,233rdMost Pacifist: 4,987thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,435thNicest Citizens: 5,634thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,283rdSafest: 6,916thBest Weather: 7,007thMost Inclusive: 7,626thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,955thHealthiest Citizens: 10,209thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,718thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,787thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,653rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,243rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,465thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,162ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,289thMost Developed: 16,618thSmartest Citizens: 16,732nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 28th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 80th in the regionMost Influential: 85th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 109th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 126th in the regionMost Pacifist: 138th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 158th in the regionNicest Citizens: 159th in the regionSafest: 204th in the regionBest Weather: 206th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 212th in the regionMost Inclusive: 226th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 273rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 285th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 301st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 313th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 321st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 335th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 335th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 423rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 450th in the regionMost Stationary: 470th in the regionMost Developed: 480th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 484th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 504th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 521st in the regionLargest Governments: 525th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 615th in the regionLargest Populations: 616th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 632nd in the region

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