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The Grand Duchy of Arenburg

“For a Free Arenburg”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: Balder

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Grand Duchy of Arenburg is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Grand Duchess Valeria Reiss with a fair hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.342 billion Arenish are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arenburg. The average income tax rate is 79.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Arenish economy, worth 119 trillion marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 88,743 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

CEOs are forced to cut coupons during important conference calls to make ends meet, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes, all recreational drugs are legal, and burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms. Crime is totally unknown. Arenburg's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Arenburg is ranked 15,834th in the world and 845th in Balder for Smartest Citizens, with 71.46 quips per hour.

Least Corrupt Governments: 4,458thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,068thMost Inclusive: 7,245thNicest Citizens: 7,292ndBest Weather: 10,361stHighest Food Quality: 11,254thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,672ndMost Beautiful Environments: 12,611thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,720thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 13,006thMost Pacifist: 13,590thHealthiest Citizens: 13,958thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,949thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,622ndSmartest Citizens: 15,834thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,118thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,315thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,801stSafest: 16,994thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,594thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,554thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,358thLargest Governments: 21,028thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,654thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,831stLargest Publishing Industry: 22,973rdHighest Drug Use: 24,415thMost Cultured: 24,968thLowest Crime Rates: 25,874th
Highest Drug Use: 165th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 214th in the regionMost Inclusive: 318th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 333rd in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 350th in the regionBest Weather: 522nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 571st in the regionNudest: 602nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 610th in the regionMost Politically Free: 653rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 677th in the region

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