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The Empire and Commonwealth of Alamein

“Fly like Swifts, fight like Falcons”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Europe

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Alamein

Population37.451 billion

CapitalHitchin
Leaderthe Consul
Faithmilitant atheism

Currencylance
Animalfalcon

The Empire and Commonwealth of Alamein is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Consul with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, pith helmet sales, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 37.451 billion Alameinians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Welfare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hitchin. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Alameinian economy, worth an astonishing 10,958 trillion lances a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 292,612 lances, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government seizes all major gold finds, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, discarded pennies litter the streets, and constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas". Crime is totally unknown. Alamein's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is militant atheism.

Alamein is ranked 135,260th in the world and 698th in Europe for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 111.64 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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1%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 122ndLargest Publishing Industry: 163rdSmartest Citizens: 299thLargest Welfare Programs: 312thHighest Economic Output: 349thMost Advanced Public Education: 376thNicest Citizens: 383rdMost Developed: 387thLargest Populations: 390thMost Rebellious Youth: 402ndHealthiest Citizens: 411thHighest Average Tax Rates: 420thLongest Average Lifespans: 440thLargest Governments: 508thMost Cultured: 609thMost Compassionate Citizens: 693rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 912thLowest Crime Rates: 919thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 921stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,032ndMost Influential: 1,134thSafest: 1,260thBest Weather: 1,446thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,506thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,715thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,866thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,968thHighest Average Incomes: 2,138thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,148thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,314thMost Inclusive: 2,365thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,839thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,625thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,034thMost Stationary: 4,591stMost Pacifist: 4,969thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,357thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,647thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,091stHighest Drug Use: 19,910th
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionTop
5%
Most Stationary: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionSafest: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 54th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 65th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 71st in the regionMost Pacifist: 84th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Alamein, constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas".
  • : Following new legislation in Alamein, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Alamein, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Alamein was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Alamein was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Alamein, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Alamein, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Alamein, college athletes are arrested for selling lemonade.
  • : Following new legislation in Alamein, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Alamein, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.

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