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The United Kingdom of Albastray

“You can break down any walls, even your own.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Albastray

Population685 million

CurrencyStras
Animalpanther

The United Kingdom of Albastray is a huge, genial nation, notable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 685 million Albastrayians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 47.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Albastrayian economy, worth 35.8 trillion Stras a year, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 52,289 Stras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saying that someone looks a bit pale can be construed as hate speech, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, and roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Albastray's national animal is the panther, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Albastray is ranked 103,371st in the world and 4,954th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 26.74 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 718thTop
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Most Influential: 2,238thMost Primitive: 6,713thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,341stNicest Citizens: 12,942ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 14,922nd
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Most Primitive: 375th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 498th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 714th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 180 » Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, Frances Francis the First of France, Territorio di Nessuno, Yaorozu, Saturns Edge, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Great Bights Mum, Corfad, Ethnon, Sunto, Trillius, Egalico, Sheldanada, Koda-Land, Lomjia, Ikea Rike, North Bratislava, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, Omnistria, PlanetPunk, Sinelona, New Bremerton, Selfgradatude, Acrabinnia, Notyoutopia, Kwaj, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Shibutani, The Rhein States, Holy Oranz, Q w e r t y, Steampunk Ariel, Abject Ludicrosity, Fracedonia, Plangainer, Black Templares, Free Azzaca, Pallaith, Napnomadia, Maott, Zemnaya Svoboda, Torakuen, Jasminlandia, Malta Comino Gozo, Sil Dorsett, 1 very fast endotarter, Siwale, Amauri, and 130 others.Pasargad, Unimaginable Doom, New Pruessen, Sundred, Pauliestien, Federation Terra Australis, Dreadton, Valhalla123, United Draconia, Spartoptia, Haor Chall, Wilkshire, New Caeitanordia, Sockmanland, Tire Sover, Moubarakistan, Aratani, Buckerino, Ejhsa, Ibiscaton, Shadowrik, General COE, Wodan, Niradans, Kasazzastan, Wineclaw, Votak Matim, Free Culture, Joodey, Yummy Blubber, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Guslantis, Amoskeag, Noahs Second Country, Sea Ghost, North Altatude, Conservadoria, Vincone Cae, Former English Colony, Rynion, Helia Geopes, Test for a new hope, The Stratosphere Islands, British Pacific Islands, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Amerian States, Loutsland, Hileville, Makersaulache, Outer Egorniand, Camemas, Fayyayid, Guer Aike, Xandarnia, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Fararabistan, Solidair, Astrind, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Juggernautilus, Narwhal, Foraldn, Kobagia, Kingdom Of Manaf, The Serdey Islands, Orado, Xzavia-Hjar, New Trisone, Steraz, SORT, Subjugators, Wisconsota, Utopicican, Lindsaystan, Bearical, Racoda, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Elestrum, Penrith, Rkainjel, Avemterra, Cuyan, Daiz, Runeda, Princely Irbis, Zeternia, Tamgu, New Octicarg, Fractured Ribs, The Tampa Bay Rays, PotatoFarmers, New Flos, Lanterkint, Sunaiya, Chile Libertario, Moisus, Avascia, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Lesbian Femdom, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Victoriaans Nederlands, Dramanian, Some Random TNP Nation, Quebekistand, Sacrento, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Elijaia, Far Rad Alauff, Longsword01, Frie Annium, Solskjar, Asgarlassia, Nguvu na Kiburi, Delmak, Miruma, Orven, Ponantine, Impler, The Notorious Mad Jack, Great Robertia, Oolah kooshie, Eteles, ChristianVille of the USA, Lower Briel Guanzapolia, and Nakayo.

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