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The Republic of Alqulonde

“Calamum ferroque”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Republic of Alqulonde is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Olw with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.875 billion Alqualondeans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tirion-upon-Tna. The average income tax rate is 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Alqulondean economy, worth 183 trillion Ringwraiths a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,867 Ringwraiths, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The ABI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year, unemployment rates have skyrocketed as businesses abandon the country in search of cheap labour, and the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alqulonde's national animal is the Ostrich, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Judaism.

Alqulonde is ranked 113,731st in the world and 2,540th in The North Pacific for Largest Populations, with 1.88 billion Capita.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 775thMost Influential: 1,198thTop
Safest: 4,854thMost Pacifist: 5,348thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,755thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,791stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,075thBest Weather: 7,177thHealthiest Citizens: 7,923rdMost Inclusive: 8,817thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,151stMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,407thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,433rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,167thNicest Citizens: 10,196thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,311thMost Developed: 10,723rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,018thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,039thLowest Crime Rates: 12,674thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,170thSmartest Citizens: 13,795thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,930thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,005thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,537thMost Cultured: 16,804thMost Efficient Economies: 17,911thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,962ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,645thLargest Governments: 23,553rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,840th
Safest: 276th in the regionMost Pacifist: 309th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 319th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 322nd in the regionBest Weather: 437th in the regionMost Influential: 469th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 471st in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 488th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 511th in the regionMost Inclusive: 530th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 536th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 554th in the regionNicest Citizens: 573rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 580th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 609th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 611th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 623rd in the regionMost Developed: 643rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 656th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 684th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 699th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 741st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 812th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 836th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 840th in the regionMost Cultured: 865th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 938th in the region

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