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The Home of Alf Landon

“Striving for the best - fair, kind, and compassionate.” Harry Truman

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Alf Landon

Population23.572 billion

CapitalRoosevelt
LeaderHarry Truman
Faithsocial democracy

Currencyeuro
Animalbear

The Home of Alf Landon is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Harry Truman with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, humorless, devout population of 23.572 billion Alf Landonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roosevelt. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Alf Landonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,920 trillion euros a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 81,488 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's air missiles have killed thousands of Brasilistan military personnel, elite teams of assassins have been sent into Brasilistan, the armed forces have designated 'murder teams' that root out rebels in Brasilistan, and captured Brasilistani POWs are staying in 5-star hotels. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alf Landon's national animal is the bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is social democracy.

Alf Landon is ranked 5,799th in the world and 163rd in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 6,067.53 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,933rdMost Influential: 2,050thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,138thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,311thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,550thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,671stLargest Populations: 4,235thBest Weather: 4,525thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,182ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,320thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,799thSafest: 6,213thMost Cultured: 6,753rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,275thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,409thHighest Economic Output: 7,850thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,758thMost Stationary: 8,900thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,098thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,793rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,421stSmartest Citizens: 12,684thMost Pacifist: 13,179thMost Developed: 13,199thLargest Governments: 15,001stLowest Crime Rates: 15,430thNicest Citizens: 16,409thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,886thHealthiest Citizens: 16,928thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,945th
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Largest Populations: 39th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 61st in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 110th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 134th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 148th in the regionBest Weather: 149th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 155th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 163rd in the regionMost Stationary: 170th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 172nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 181st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 190th in the regionMost Cultured: 192nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 203rd in the regionSafest: 216th in the regionMost Influential: 225th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 311th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 325th in the regionMost Developed: 377th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 387th in the regionLargest Governments: 414th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 428th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 447th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 488th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 489th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 558th in the regionMost Pacifist: 562nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 627th in the region

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