The Republic of Alqulonde
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Republic of Alqulonde is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Olwë 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-Túna. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Alqulonde was endorsed by The Empire of Teothopia.
- : Following new legislation in Alqulonde, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
- : Following new legislation in Alqulonde, unemployment rates have skyrocketed as businesses abandon the country in search of cheap labour.
- : Alqulonde was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
- : Alqulonde was endorsed by The Republic of Kaihe.
- : Alqulonde was endorsed by The Empire of Rising Sakura.
- : Alqulonde was endorsed by The Republic of Kazoo Basin.
- : Alqulonde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
- : Alqulonde was endorsed by The Hoppy of Praeceps.
- : Alqulonde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
Endorsements Received: 218 » The Iron Lions, Shibutani, Cretox State, Votak Matim, Territorio di Nessuno, Unsophisticate, Pallaith, Harjad, Hamerica, Clan Spaniel, Aerilia, Newpromisedland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Brucklania, Kragsgale, Empy, Prydania, Omnistria, Yaorozu, The Rhein States, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Eri-Maqa-Ena, El Fiji Grande, Dreadton, Koda-Land, Dar es Saalam, Heilhum Imperius, Guer Aike, Zzozona, Morover, Corfad, Ravendi, Orado, Siwale, Vincone Cae, Loutsland, Sunto, New Lakemba, Sikol, Notyoutopia, Xagill, 1 very fast endotarter, Holy Oranz, Eywaan, Illusia and Neverendia, Runeda, WeKnow, McMasterdonia, Selfgradatude, and 168 others.Amerian States, Xyrron, Daiz, Sil Dorsett, Frances Francis the First of France, TLTland, Wineclaw, Outer Shenendoah, Hardscrabble, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Valentine Z, Yalkan, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Chips and Guac, Lulubellia, Free Nation of Hong Kong, North Bratislava, Highton Islands, Maott, Kranostav, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Merconitonitopia, A Salmon Named Harold, Godwanna, Republica Guilleana, Pleroma Sans Romans, Xipher, Wilkshire, Simone Republic, Draconian Progression, Yokciq Empire, Zeternia, Viridiann, Seanat, Madjack, Joodey, PotatoFarmers, Former English Colony, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Pytong, Seenvorland, Batatoland Empire, Ozstan, Testnation223, Bankowiata, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, The Stratosphere Islands, Solcius, Venicea, Pasargad, PEG, Ellbonnia, Imperial Pieserged, The Pantheons, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Kristalmaan, Libertania Democratica, Harmonypine, Railroad Crossing, Odelinor, The Serdey Islands, Wodan, Slyakanya, Tvers, East Akra, The Pleiads, Strongwill, Nodnarb, Yellops, The Jerichowan Country, Climeria, Seijitsu, New Michag, Blyskalia, Star Kingdom, Darkmondoria, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, Wisconsota, His Enduring Majesty, Xentherida, Que Lukustinardon, The Republic of Free Peoples, Planes, Zyvetskistaahn, Muqatil, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, Mardessa, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, KhalChicken, Glurponia, Volstokn, Moubarakistan, The Endless Eventide, Nordic-British Union, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Vesteysia, Massechuessets, Valgarda, Kromi, Aoncarpa, Francois Isidore, Zemnaya Svoboda, Tyirza, Folenz, Katuda, Wapistan, Travislavania, Figyjharli, The Ultimate Republic, Svenskan, Dangine, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Qurtuba, Shahrukh, Tringapore, TyGerria, Aryan Homeland, Ice and Tinian, Mon Island, Steampunk Ariel, ForestMythal, Tsandonown, Korean-Joseon, Defense For The World Assembly, The Calabash Protectorate, Libvillia, Imperial Sers, Greater Ale Permars, Intion North, AmManies, Soleha, Card Kingdom, Eternal Dominion, Novremia, Duryanistan, Mazdia, Ariele, Sopernia, Bearical, Jaxikistan, Unshleepd, United Capitalist Provinces, Tepe, British-Australia, Sahriastan, Capablanca, Tibus Heth, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Lionia, Geraldina, Nimarya, New Celoveniortan, Pazair, Palgo, Dabarastan, Barlano, Praeceps, Kazoo Basin, Rising Sakura, Kaihe, and Teothopia.