“Civilize the mind but make savage the body”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
The Allied States of Afcon is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The hard-working, democratic population of 203 million Afconians 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 relatively small government prioritizes Education, with Defense and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 22.6%.
The strong Afconian economy, worth 16.1 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 79,118 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.
Television characters who ask how someone's doing are charged with harassment, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence, and Afcon's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Afcon's national animal is the bahamut, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Afcon was endorsed by The Deutsches Reich of Aylwater.
- : Afcon was endorsed by The Borderlands of Philania.
- : Afcon was endorsed by The Carefully Hidden Moonbase of Gnomewatchers.
- : Afcon endorsed The Incorporated States of Raldeb.
- : Afcon endorsed The Federal Republic of Northern Wush.
- : Following new legislation in Afcon, Afcon's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
- : Following new legislation in Afcon, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.
- : Following new legislation in Afcon, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.
- : Following new legislation in Afcon, television characters who ask how someone's doing are charged with harassment.
- : Following new legislation in Afcon, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
Endorsements Received: 362 » Pallaith, McMasterdonia, Lorigia, Eraver, Empy, Alunya, Prydania, JJs nation, Aetulia, Parmovand, The Rhein States, British Pacific Islands, Serendipita Martia, Nordic-British Union, Castle Federation, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Holy Marcus Empire, Fupiju, Newpromisedland, Neworva, Europ3, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Loutsland, Manticore utopia, Ethnon, Runeda, Territorio di Nessuno, Zyvetskistaahn, Soviet Terran, Central Ryal, Pazair, Fizban, The Discipled, TJUN-ia, Seenvorland, Miruma, Great Bights Mum, 2 and 2 is Fish, Corfad, Dar es Saalam, Orado, Tachycardia, Breduria, Yaorozu, Plasir Grand, Baldova, East Supple Lund, Cobrallstain, California but Worse, Umuyyad, and 312 others.Lendara, Federalania, Riversedge, Chukstik Illahi, Koda-Land, United States of Medford, Preble, Karazan, Holy Oranz, Battesaia, Spartoptia, PlanetPunk, Viridiann, Slytheria Reformed, North Bratislava, The English Alliance, Necromonia, Cape Flower, Ihese, Zecit, Tarr-Nation, 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