by Max Barry

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31stHighest Poor Incomes: 39thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 67th
The Imperial Territories of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.147 billion



The Imperial Territories of Arkzpan is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Syndicate with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, triple-decker prams, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.147 billion Allegiant are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constyatania. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Allegiant economy, worth a remarkable 4,189 trillion Invidions a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 586,124 Invidions, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency, war vets look after war animals, government-funded marriage counseling is showing very limited success, and space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkzpan's national animal is the Watchdogs, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Anarcho-Syndicalism.

Arkzpan is ranked 244,809th in the world and 5,606th in the West Pacific for Best Weather, with -470 Meters Of Sunlight.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31stHighest Poor Incomes: 39thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 67thMost Secular: 83rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 142ndHighest Average Incomes: 159thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 176thMost Corrupt Governments: 260thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 324thLowest Crime Rates: 332ndLargest Black Market: 334thMost Advanced Public Education: 585thLargest Governments: 608thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 730thHighest Average Tax Rates: 809thMost Valuable International Artwork: 833rdMost Developed: 931stSmartest Citizens: 951stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,113thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,318thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,547thLargest Mining Sector: 1,620thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,936thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,452ndTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,472ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,782ndHighest Economic Output: 2,799thMost Conservative: 2,952ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,614thHealthiest Citizens: 3,738thMost Authoritarian: 3,805thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,959thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,134thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,534thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,818thMost Influential: 4,973rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,266thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,982ndLargest Retail Industry: 8,074thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,067thTop
Most Income Equality: 15,516thMost Extreme: 17,369thMost Stationary: 20,671stMost Cultured: 20,767th
Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 38th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 47th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 55th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 56th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 62nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 81st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 82nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 106th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 115th in the regionMost Conservative: 133rd in the regionMost Extreme: 146th in the regionMost Influential: 165th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 167th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 173rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 190th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 232nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 288th in the regionLargest Populations: 344th in the regionMost Cultured: 434th in the regionMost Income Equality: 537th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Arkzpan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, government-funded marriage counseling is showing very limited success.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, war vets look after war animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, customs officials often double as wedding officiants.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, home renovation shows are increasingly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkzpan, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.


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