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The Holy Empire of Arctua

“with god as our witness we shall thrive”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Conch Kingdom

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Holy Empire of Arctua is a very large, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 138 million Arctuans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, moralistic, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Arctuan economy, worth 5.54 trillion charks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 40,158 charks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Raindances intended to summon storms instead attract tourists, posters on 'Arctuan Values' advise against being proud of Arctua, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, and drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arctua's national animal is the tortoise, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arctua is ranked 100,758th in the world and 230th in Conch Kingdom for Most Developed, scoring 56.77 on the Human Development Index.

Most Pacifist: 8,987thMost Devout: 8,989thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,106thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,168thMost Authoritarian: 15,828thSafest: 17,764thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,970thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,097thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,311thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,359thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,383rdLowest Crime Rates: 23,024th
Most Devout: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 23rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the region

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