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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,418thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,150thMost Influential: 4,038th
The Arstotzka Union of
Father Knows Best State
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Of Emptiness

Population1.187 billion

CapitalAirstrip One

Currencyentry approval stamp

The Arstotzka Union of Of Emptiness is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Inspector with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, frequent executions, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.187 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 Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 41.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Arstotzka economy, worth 144 trillion entry approval stamps a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 121,382 entry approval stamps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Obstetricians are not allowed to publish ultrasound pictures of fetuses in medical journals, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds, young men in tiny bikinis draw neither comment nor stares on the morning commute, and people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 23,661st in the world and 836th in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 14.6 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,418thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 3,150thMost Influential: 4,038thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,787thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,082ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,654thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,383rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,786thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,553rdMost Corrupt Governments: 20,108thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,341stMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,686thHighest Average Incomes: 22,917thLargest Black Market: 23,661st
Largest Insurance Industry: 105th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 138th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 217th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 609th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 701st in the regionNudest: 765th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 817th in the regionLargest Black Market: 836th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 885th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 959th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,013th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 155 » Bankowiata, Yaorozu, Aerilia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, The Libertarian States, Venicea, Demo Troplenia, Climeria, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Port Naga, Slyakanya, Hamerica, Guer Aike, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Siwale, Pytong, Valentine Z, Former English Colony, Shibutani, Votak Matim, El Fiji Grande, Koda-Land, Corfad, Zzozona, Selfgradatude, Territorio di Nessuno, Blyskalia, Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Empy, Kranostav, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Rhein States, Navsland, Loutsland, Kazoo Basin, Dar es Saalam, Maclare, Draconian Progression, Heilhum Imperius, North Bratislava, Kocherian, Notyoutopia, Interdimensional Zone, Nodnarb, New Lakemba, Cretox State, and 105 others.Kragsgale, Frances Francis the First of France, Pasargad, Cereskia, Seijitsu, Sunto, Odelinor, 1 very fast endotarter, Sundred, Wineclaw, Holy Oranz, Hewani, Sevinland, The Iron Lions, Omnistria, Godwanna, The Pantheons, Svenskskit, The Serdey Islands, Libertania Democratica, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Joodey, Illusia and Neverendia, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Star Kingdom, Advancia-Sizzletown, Andexia, Fauzjhia, Sikol, Galbadiana, Pallaith, Xentherida, Yokciq Empire, Sil Dorsett, Runeda, Imperial Pieserged, Gafflebag, Aeolist, Darkmondoria, Madjack, Planes, Ravendi, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Seenvorland, Nalver And, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Orado, Daiz, The Endless Eventide, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Mellby, Strongwill, McMasterdonia, Xipher, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Wilkshire, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Maratabat, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Figyjharli, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Svenskan, Servilis, Texanz, Simone Republic, Travislavania, Myrabowsha, Wapistan, Free Salvation, Xagill, Austrian Confederacy, East Akra, Yellops, Tyirza, Landfinia, Super Girl, Boston Castle, Clan Spaniel, BTProductions, Xyrron, Ellbonnia, Steampunk Ariel, Aryan Homeland, Alexander the Magnus, Korean-Joseon, Siforpeo, Mon Island, New Celoveniortan, Cajland, Yoshikage Kira and Killer Queen, Bramburg, ForestMythal, and Uzbek Khan.

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