The Armed Republic of Arctic Glubania is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 637 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Education. The average income tax rate is 24%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.
Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, Arctic Glubania's airwaves are dominated by corporate-backed commercial radio, and the Arctic Glubania Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force.
Arctic Glubania's national animal is the polar bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the Glubanian Krugerand.
Arctic Glubania is ranked 2nd in the region and 10,863rd in the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
Not too bad of a place to live, given the facts.