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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,288th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,261st Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,632nd
The Federal Proletarian State of
Democratic Socialists
Hard Work is Rewarded
Mikhail Orvinsky
Influence
Newcomer
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Arstotzkan Socialist Republic

Population1.256 billion

CapitalOrvech Vonor
LeaderMikhail Orvinsky

CurrencyArstotzkan Credit
AnimalArstotzkan eagle

The Federal Proletarian State of The Arstotzkan Socialist Republic is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Mikhail Orvinsky with an even hand, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed population of 1.256 billion Arstotzkans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orvech Vonor. The average income tax rate is 75.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Arstotzkan economy, worth 110 trillion Arstotzkan Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 88,201 Arstotzkan Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political candidates are regularly blocked for minor convictions from their teenage years, referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, and it is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Arstotzkan Socialist Republic's national animal is the Arstotzkan eagle.

The Arstotzkan Socialist Republic is ranked 15,067th in the world and 716th in the South Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 76.27 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,261stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,632ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,221stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,580thMost Inclusive: 14,168thMost Income Equality: 15,067thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,219thHealthiest Citizens: 15,958thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,128thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,088th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 182nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 256th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 294th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 300th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 407th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 410th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 416th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 418th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 422nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 474th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 503rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 508th in the regionLargest Governments: 509th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 516th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 537th in the regionMost Income Equality: 716th in the region

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