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Most Valuable International Artwork: 327thHighest Disposable Incomes: 732ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,310th
The Imperial Conglomerate of
Capitalist Paradise
Our place is inherent - we are the Light Bearers!
Supreme Executive Director
Influence
Instigator
Founder / League Chairman
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Arkbergen

Population15.233 billion

CapitalLabyrinth
LeaderSupreme Executive Director
FaithOccult Cabal

CurrencyCredit
AnimalBlack Owl

The Imperial Conglomerate of Arkbergen is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Supreme Executive Director with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 15.233 billion Arkbergenians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Labyrinth. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Arkbergenian economy, worth a remarkable 4,421 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 290,265 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

Child shoplifters spend half their youth behind bars, the native owl population is in permanent hibernation, the studies of art and philosophy are banned, and sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arkbergen's national animal is the Black Owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Occult Cabal.

Arkbergen is ranked 13,182nd in the world and 7th in Sovereign Corporate League for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 56.34 Whatever.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 327thHighest Disposable Incomes: 732ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,310thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,413thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,578thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,752ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,783rdRudest Citizens: 1,878thLargest Retail Industry: 2,101stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,284thHighest Average Incomes: 2,295thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,297thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,484thHighest Economic Output: 2,546thMost Efficient Economies: 2,624thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,793rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,823rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,368thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,393rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,491stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,670thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,850thSmartest Citizens: 4,013thLowest Crime Rates: 4,078thMost Cultured: 5,332ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,403rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,850thMost Developed: 5,949thMost Avoided: 6,496thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,990thLargest Governments: 8,821stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,282ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,433rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,182ndLongest Average Lifespans: 14,419thLargest Black Market: 14,451stLargest Populations: 16,019thHealthiest Citizens: 16,370thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,899thMost Devout: 18,975thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,565thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,647th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, sofas are perpetually on sales that Must End Soon.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, the studies of art and philosophy are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, the native owl population is in permanent hibernation.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, child shoplifters spend half their youth behind bars.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise Supreme Executive Director on Arkbergen's coulrophobia epidemic.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, recognizing the Arkbergenian flag qualifies you for citizenship.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law.
  • : Following new legislation in Arkbergen, scaffolding is built around scaffolding to give safe access.

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