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The Republic of Arelplace

“Si parare possis, vivere septem”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: the South Pacific

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The Republic of Arelplace is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Laddington McLad with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.112 billion Arelplaceans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bisulifan. The average income tax rate is 84.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Arelplacean economy, worth 495 trillion pelves a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 54,343 pelves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Statues of famous citizens are erected or demolished on a purely partisan basis, many friends and relatives of Laddington McLad have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits, and advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of Laddington McLad's most personal functions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Arelplace's national animal is the Arctic crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Arelplace is ranked 193,727th in the world and 6,519th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 31 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Influential: 2,620thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,690thBest Weather: 5,751stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,092ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,590thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,459thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,361stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,030thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,297thNicest Citizens: 14,372ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,306thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,091stLargest Welfare Programs: 16,918thMost Stationary: 17,228thHealthiest Citizens: 19,948thMost Pacifist: 21,360thSmartest Citizens: 21,448thMost Cultured: 22,106thMost Inclusive: 22,210thSafest: 22,357th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 151st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 182nd in the regionBest Weather: 192nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 247th in the regionMost Influential: 313th in the regionMost Stationary: 319th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 331st in the regionLargest Populations: 349th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 358th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 359th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 464th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 474th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 487th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 496th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 517th in the regionNicest Citizens: 529th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 607th in the regionMost Cultured: 648th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 653rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 671st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 745th in the regionMost Politically Free: 758th in the regionMost Inclusive: 781st in the regionSafest: 783rd in the region

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