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The Dictatorship of Ardenstania

“Equality and Wisdom.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Some

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Dictatorship of Ardenstania is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 578 million Ardenstanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ardeneath. The average income tax rate is 80.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ardenstanian economy, worth 34.1 trillion Ardoes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 58,912 Ardoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Toxic smog is dismissed as the populace just "letting off steam", visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Ardeneath, and the Ardenstanian Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardenstania's national animal is the Steller's Sea Eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Ardenstania is ranked 23,916th in the world and 1,095th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 4,827.3 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,486thTop
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Most Influential: 4,788thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,027thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,398thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,574thMost Income Equality: 16,245thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,515thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,858thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,741stMost Inclusive: 22,823rdLowest Crime Rates: 23,169thSafest: 23,272ndNicest Citizens: 23,481stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,916th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 473rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 498th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 782nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 794th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 952nd in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 149 » Former English Colony, Yaorozu, Shibutani, Corfad, Bankowiata, Siforpeo, The Rhein States, Orado, Bharathvarsh, Ellbonnia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Venicea, Zzozona, Hardscrabble, The Soviet States of Europe, Koda-Land, Rinadia, Omnistria, Cretox State, Hamerica, El Fiji Grande, Aerilia, Randomcountryland, Lulubellia, Dangine, Francois Isidore, High Albania, Shotokonia, Svenskskit, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sil Dorsett, Galbadiana, McMasterdonia, New Lakemba, Yokciq Empire, Guer Aike, North Bratislava, Imperial Pieserged, Travislavania, Zemnaya Svoboda, Valentine Z, Valgarda, Servilis, WeKnow, Simone Republic, Notyoutopia, Republica Guilleana, Dar es Saalam, Loutsland, Super Girl, and 99 others.Kragsgale, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Xentherida, Wilkshire, Sunto, Selfgradatude, Empy, Aeolist, Wapistan, Siwale, Xagill, Blyskalia, Territorio di Nessuno, Tyirza, Dreadton, Figyjharli, Sikol, Great Bights Mum, Kranostav, Shahrukh, Illusia and Neverendia, Frances Francis the First of France, Wisconsota, Holy Oranz, Xyrron, Shadowrik, The Mazur Empire, Ravendi, Clan Spaniel, Libertania Democratica, Votak Matim, Ethnon, Pasargad, Pytong, Northern Roman Republic, Yellops, Aryan Homeland, TyGerria, Draconian Progression, The Jerichowan Country, Maott, Climeria, Chips and Guac, Steampunk Ariel, The Pantheons, Viridiann, Mon Island, Seenvorland, ForestMythal, Tsandonown, Wineclaw, Defense For The World Assembly, Pallaith, The Calabash Protectorate, Planes, Seanat, Britle, Atlunartemis, Libvillia, Greater Ale Permars, Imperial Sers, Ariele, Runeda, Card Kingdom, Eternal Dominion, Merconitonitopia, Kastonvia, Madjack, Nodnarb, Mazdia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Jaxikistan, Bearical, Novremia, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Erowo, Glurponia, Que Lukustinardon, United Capitalist Provinces, Confederacy of North America, Outer Shenendoah, Tepe, Capablanca, Sahriastan, His Enduring Majesty, Lionia, Vesteysia, Nimarya, New Celoveniortan, Pazair, Praeceps, Solcius, Palgo, Tringapore, Dabarastan, AmManies, Kazoo Basin, and Kaihe.