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The New England Enclave of Ardentus

“Born in War, Reforged in Fire”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Location: The Fallout Wasteland

Regional Influence: Contender


The New England Enclave of Ardentus is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Samuel Winters with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 8.063 billion Ardentians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Boston. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ardentusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,104 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 136,995 Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work, the property market is in a bit of a state, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, and the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ardentus's national animal is the Radeagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Judaism.

Ardentus is ranked 198,827th in the world and 48th in The Fallout Wasteland for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -5.83 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,206thNicest Citizens: 2,376thSafest: 2,428thTop
Most Pacifist: 2,743rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,872ndMost Inclusive: 3,255thHealthiest Citizens: 3,769thLowest Crime Rates: 3,878thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,178thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,252ndMost Developed: 5,648thBest Weather: 5,756thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,983rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,229thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,493rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,537thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,702ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,775thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,845thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,882ndLargest Governments: 7,982ndSmartest Citizens: 8,253rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,045thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,090thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,241stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,433rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,967thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,310thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,944thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,023rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,525thMost Influential: 16,050thHighest Economic Output: 16,568thMost Stationary: 16,929thMost Income Equality: 17,079thHighest Average Incomes: 17,575thMost Cultured: 20,723rdMost Secular: 23,016th
Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the region

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