by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 445thMost Influential: 682ndMost Secular: 1,351st
The Federal Stratocracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Many for all, all for many
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.751 billion

Leaderthe Federal Council


The Federal Stratocracy of Arstungry is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by the Federal Council with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, anti-smoking policies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 7.751 billion Arstungrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arstmark. The average income tax rate is 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arstungryian economy, worth a remarkable 1,588 trillion ARTS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 204,906 ARTS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, and the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arstungry's national animal is the Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arstungry is ranked 22,447th in the world and 579th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 734.1041135064 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 445thMost Influential: 682ndMost Secular: 1,351stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,642ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,941stTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,232ndMost Developed: 2,781stHealthiest Citizens: 2,859thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,885thMost Efficient Economies: 2,893rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,455thSmartest Citizens: 3,471stSafest: 3,623rdLargest Governments: 4,145thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,074thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,137thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,426thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,523rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,637thHighest Average Incomes: 5,907thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,976thBest Weather: 6,295thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,473rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,650thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,659thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,019thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,411thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,655thHighest Economic Output: 9,844thRudest Citizens: 9,971stTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,946thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,964thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,322ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,445thMost Cultured: 19,039th
Most Secular: 63rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 82nd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 111th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 112th in the regionMost Developed: 156th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 165th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 165th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 172nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 173rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionSafest: 203rd in the regionLargest Governments: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 217th in the regionMost Influential: 244th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 245th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 269th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 275th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 276th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 282nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 295th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 301st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 309th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 315th in the regionBest Weather: 345th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 345th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 357th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 363rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 394th in the regionRudest Citizens: 444th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 579th in the regionLargest Populations: 640th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 745th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 806th in the regionMost Cultured: 919th in the region

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