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The Starched White Laundry Smell of Afresh

“Go on with you!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Very Strong
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Location: Haiku

Regional Influence: Handshaker


The Starched White Laundry Smell of Afresh is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Freshie Fresh with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 15.897 billion Afreshians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Shimmer. The average income tax rate is 81.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Afreshian economy, worth a remarkable 1,026 trillion freshies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Furniture Restoration, and Book Publishing. Average income is 64,602 freshies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, Freshie Fresh spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders, proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, and the Coast Guard is pioneering a quixotic program to train fish. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Afresh's national animal is the dingo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cleaning.

Afresh is ranked 22,441st in the world and 10th in Haiku for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,325.09 Tourists Per Hour.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,116thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,093rdMost Armed: 8,623rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,241stMost Stationary: 11,243rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,705thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,291stNicest Citizens: 13,482ndLargest Populations: 14,003rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,266thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,508thBest Weather: 17,408thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,453rdHighest Economic Output: 17,689thHealthiest Citizens: 17,691stMost Cultured: 19,056thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,706thMost Inclusive: 19,781stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,327thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,441stMost Devout: 22,918thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,200thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,401st
Most Armed: 2nd in the region

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