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Most Compassionate Citizens: 35thNicest Citizens: 50thMost Pacifist: 59th
The Community of
Democratic Socialists
Not the face
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Alvestad

Population16.103 billion

Capitaldrug vally
FaithShamanism

Currencynoting
Animalwith ekedog

The Community of Alvestad is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.103 billion Alvestadians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of drug vally. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Alvestadian economy, worth a remarkable 2,862 trillion notings a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 177,790 notings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's biggest export is stupidity, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, and the Alvestad Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'. Crime is totally unknown. Alvestad's national animal is the with ekedog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shamanism.

Alvestad is ranked 132,851st in the world and 3,853rd in the Rejected Realms for Largest Black Market, with 212 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 35thNicest Citizens: 50thMost Pacifist: 59thMost Beautiful Environments: 63rdMost Advanced Public Education: 65thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71stMost Inclusive: 96thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 115thBest Weather: 120thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 130thMost Rebellious Youth: 143rdMost Cultured: 149thLeast Corrupt Governments: 186thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 337thMost Cheerful Citizens: 459thHighest Average Tax Rates: 467thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 535thSafest: 585thLargest Welfare Programs: 699thMost Developed: 850thHealthiest Citizens: 864thSmartest Citizens: 893rdLongest Average Lifespans: 989thLargest Governments: 996thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,674thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,003rdHighest Economic Output: 5,039thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,321stMost Stationary: 5,715thHighest Average Incomes: 9,167thMost Secular: 10,531stTop
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Most Influential: 12,088thLargest Populations: 13,558thMost Efficient Economies: 17,446th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionSafest: 24th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Stationary: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 130th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 134th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 150th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 223rd in the regionMost Influential: 224th in the regionLargest Populations: 246th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 306th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 359th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 559th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 662nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, the Alvestad Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, the nation's biggest export is stupidity.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, Hide and Seek with Cuddle Bear is the most popular video game in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, most ambassadors from Alvestad retire only a few years after being appointed.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, a commonwealth of equal nations recognises that Alvestad is a bit more equal than the others.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in Alvestad, consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage.

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