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Most Secular: 2,683rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,997thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,411th
The Democratic States of
Left-Leaning College State
No gods or kings, only man.
Kaathe Rhinehardt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.536 billion

CapitalTau Volantis
LeaderKaathe Rhinehardt

AnimalArtaecusian Desert Fox

The Democratic States of Artaecus is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kaathe Rhinehardt with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-working, democratic population of 2.536 billion Artaecusians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tau Volantis. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Artaecusian economy, worth 314 trillion Kalroes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 124,028 Kalroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Artaecusians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, vast amounts of energy are expended moving water to hilltop lakes, and immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Artaecus's national animal is the Artaecusian Desert Fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Artaecus is ranked 78,433rd in the world and 59th in The Hole To Hide In for Safest, scoring 88.02 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Secular: 2,683rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,997thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,411thMost Developed: 12,991stLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,080thMost Efficient Economies: 14,052ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,245thHighest Drug Use: 16,085thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,178thBest Weather: 16,765thMost Influential: 16,832ndSmartest Citizens: 17,417thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,483rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,475thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,392ndMost Beautiful Environments: 19,855thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,745thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,953rdHighest Average Incomes: 22,067thHealthiest Citizens: 22,645th
Highest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the region

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