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The Republic of Aresten

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Republic of Aresten is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.471 billion Arestenians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 85.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Arestenian economy, worth 148 trillion Lire a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 101,004 Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time, in the Beginning was the Word and the Word was "Pragmatism", and many are asking why the latest naval vessel is named after Saint Bartholomeus the Many Handed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aresten's national animal is the snow leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Aresten is ranked 12,872nd in the world and 429th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 9,564.1 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,124thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,388thTop
Most Influential: 3,957thMost Pacifist: 4,655thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,824thBest Weather: 5,332ndSafest: 6,089thHealthiest Citizens: 6,499thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,826thNicest Citizens: 6,857thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,891stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,339thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,517thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,911thMost Inclusive: 9,391stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,468thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,806thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,993rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,325thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,697thTop
Most Developed: 12,156thLowest Crime Rates: 12,400thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,499thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,872ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,149thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,554thSmartest Citizens: 16,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,334thLargest Governments: 17,038thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,616thMost Cultured: 20,206thMost Income Equality: 20,903rdMost Secular: 21,459th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 139th in the regionMost Pacifist: 168th in the regionBest Weather: 179th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 208th in the regionSafest: 209th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 224th in the regionNicest Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 247th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 255th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 274th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 280th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 282nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 305th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 311th in the regionMost Inclusive: 332nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 344th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 356th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 364th in the regionMost Developed: 367th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 403rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 412th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 429th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 442nd in the regionMost Influential: 487th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 488th in the regionLargest Governments: 499th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 507th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 514th in the regionMost Cultured: 588th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 642nd in the regionMost Secular: 747th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 805th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 828th in the region

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