by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,443rd Most Influential: 3,578th Most Pacifist: 4,127th
The Queendom of
Democratic Socialists
We move as flock of starlings. One as all, all as one.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Avalon Ascendancy

Population1.303 billion

CapitalKatageios Akropolis
LeaderQueen Saara Avalon


The Queendom of Avalon Ascendancy is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Queen Saara Avalon with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 1.303 billion Ascendants are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Katageios Akropolis. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Avalonian economy, worth 158 trillion bits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 121,741 bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, re-education centers are being added to most prisons, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, and there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees her shadow. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Avalon Ascendancy's national animal is the starling, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Avalon Ascendancy is ranked 162,921st in the world and 6,178th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -245.63 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,443rdMost Influential: 3,578thMost Pacifist: 4,127thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,675thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,784thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,076thNicest Citizens: 5,256thMost Inclusive: 5,552ndMost Developed: 6,091stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,205thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,376thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,886thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,945thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,083rdMost Secular: 7,431stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,980thLowest Crime Rates: 8,065thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,400thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,503rdSmartest Citizens: 8,624thHealthiest Citizens: 8,765thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,382ndSafest: 9,658thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,683rdLargest Governments: 9,930thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,345thMost Efficient Economies: 12,941stMost Beautiful Environments: 13,038thMost Income Equality: 14,279thMost Cultured: 15,308thBest Weather: 15,836th
Most Pacifist: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 119th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 126th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 137th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 141st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 149th in the regionNicest Citizens: 152nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 157th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 164th in the regionMost Developed: 171st in the regionMost Inclusive: 172nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 196th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 212th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 219th in the regionMost Secular: 225th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 228th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 229th in the regionLargest Governments: 231st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 236th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 239th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 252nd in the regionMost Influential: 257th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 258th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 288th in the regionSafest: 294th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 311th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 359th in the regionMost Cultured: 368th in the regionNudest: 387th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 393rd in the regionBest Weather: 438th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 516th in the regionMost Income Equality: 557th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 622nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Avalon Ascendancy, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow.
  • : Following new legislation in Avalon Ascendancy, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Avalon Ascendancy, re-education centers are being added to most prisons.
  • : Following new legislation in Avalon Ascendancy, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Avalon Ascendancy was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Der Erste Orden der Sithari.
  • : Following new legislation in Avalon Ascendancy, builders across Avalon Ascendancy are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Avalon Ascendancy, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • : Following new legislation in Avalon Ascendancy, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Avalon Ascendancy, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Avalon Ascendancy revoked its national faith.


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