by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 1,725thMost Patriotic: 2,464thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,487th
The Socialist Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.247 billion

LeaderHead Chancellor Karl Stefansson

CurrencyFederal Credit
AnimalArthralonian Falcon

The Socialist Federation of Arthralonia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Head Chancellor Karl Stefansson with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed population of 2.247 billion Arthralonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tabriki. The average income tax rate is 80.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arthralonian economy, worth 445 trillion Federal Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 198,090 Federal Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, the law says that all Arthralonians are created equal — no matter how they were created, and wishing you had children is considered a sign of child abuse. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arthralonia's national animal is the Arthralonian Falcon.

Arthralonia is ranked 227,787th in the world and 5,874th in the Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -645.97 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Secular: 1,725thTop
Most Patriotic: 2,464thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,487thMost Armed: 2,564thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,842ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,171stMost Efficient Economies: 4,747thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,898thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,599thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,624thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,894thLowest Crime Rates: 5,896thMost Developed: 6,403rdSmartest Citizens: 7,004thHighest Average Incomes: 7,070thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,448thMost Cultured: 7,972ndLargest Governments: 8,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,072ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,498thLargest Retail Industry: 8,511thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,523rdTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,150thSafest: 14,410thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,651stHealthiest Citizens: 14,926thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,405thHighest Food Quality: 17,174thMost Influential: 17,618thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,786th
Most Secular: 48th in the regionMost Armed: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 73rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 82nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 89th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 94th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 111th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 128th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 132nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 137th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 162nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 164th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 165th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 172nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 178th in the regionMost Developed: 180th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 180th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Cultured: 192nd in the regionLargest Governments: 212th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 258th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 303rd in the regionMost Influential: 304th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 345th in the regionRudest Citizens: 353rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 372nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 396th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 442nd in the regionSafest: 444th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 451st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 474th in the regionMost Average: 493rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 529th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 564th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 584th in the region

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