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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,941stMost Pacifist: 9,131stSafest: 13,086th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The land where sand meets ice.
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Australente

Population1.649 billion

CapitalRio d'Australente
LeaderAlfonso Ramirez
FaithAtheism

CurrencyUnida
AnimalSnake

The Republic of Australente is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Alfonso Ramirez with a fair hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.649 billion Australenteans 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rio d'Australente. The average income tax rate is 48.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Australentean economy, worth 58.7 trillion Unidas a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Cheese Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 35,582 Unidas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Australente, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes, the nation's biggest export is stupidity, and peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Australente's national animal is the Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Australente is ranked 82,021st in the world and 63rd in The Leftist Assembly for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,611.39 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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