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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,713thMost Influential: 4,767thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,253rd
The Confederation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Merito non pareret. | By merit, not birth.
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Alteran Republics

Population7.831 billion

CapitalGreyhelm
LeaderKeith Ryansan
FaithEarendelism

CurrencyAlteran Credit Ͼ
AnimalAlteran Alpine Fox

The Confederation of Alteran Republics is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Keith Ryansan with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.831 billion Alterans 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.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greyhelm. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Alteran economy, worth a remarkable 1,279 trillion Alteran Credit Ͼs a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,442 Alteran Credit Ͼs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, government ministers have eclectic tastes in curtains, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, and authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alteran Republics's national animal is the Alteran Alpine Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Earendelism.

Alteran Republics is ranked 17,845th in the world and 57th in The Western Isles for Highest Food Quality, scoring 120.01 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,713thMost Influential: 4,767thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,253rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,840thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,232ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,987thMost Developed: 7,239thMost Secular: 7,257thHealthiest Citizens: 7,591stLongest Average Lifespans: 8,263rdBest Weather: 8,520thSmartest Citizens: 8,791stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,982ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,999thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,699thLargest Governments: 11,779thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,649thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,158thLargest Retail Industry: 13,375thMost Cultured: 13,496thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,516thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,555thMost Efficient Economies: 13,638thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,736thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,872ndHighest Economic Output: 14,425thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,367thMost Stationary: 15,900thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,641stHighest Food Quality: 17,845thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,256th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the region

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