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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,442ndMost Influential: 4,791stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,057th
The Dictatorship of
Democratic Socialists
Equality and Wisdom.
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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Ardenstania

Population607 million

CapitalArdeneath

CurrencyArdo
AnimalSteller's Sea Eagle

The Dictatorship of Ardenstania is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 607 million Ardenstanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ardeneath. The average income tax rate is 80.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ardenstanian economy, worth 35.8 trillion Ardoes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 58,912 Ardoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam", visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Ardeneath, and the Ardenstanian Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardenstania's national animal is the Steller's Sea Eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Ardenstania is ranked 31,896th in the world and 1,562nd in The North Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 21.77 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,442ndTop
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Most Influential: 4,791stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,057thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,358thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,572ndMost Income Equality: 16,240thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,469thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,875thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,710thMost Inclusive: 22,851stLowest Crime Rates: 23,141stSafest: 23,222ndNicest Citizens: 23,490th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 497th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 780th in the regionMost Income Equality: 794th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 923rd in the region

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