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The Republic of Alfama

“Forever Free”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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Population769 million

LeaderMr Notacat


The Republic of Alfama is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Mr Notacat with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 769 million Alfamen are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belém. The average income tax rate is 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Alfaman economy, worth 69.7 trillion guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 90,650 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The comic book series 'Mr Notacat and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, and boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alfama's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Alfama is ranked 23,238th in the world and 771st in the South Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 67,048.35 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 347thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,102ndTop
Most Influential: 2,707thMost Pacifist: 3,076thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,990thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,010thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,073rdNicest Citizens: 4,133rdSafest: 5,147thMost Inclusive: 5,637thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,926thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,604thMost Cultured: 7,384thBest Weather: 7,466thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,577thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,003rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,108thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,446thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,784thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,194thHealthiest Citizens: 11,232ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,548thLowest Crime Rates: 11,930thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,122ndLargest Governments: 15,809thSmartest Citizens: 16,008thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,665thMost Secular: 21,807th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 61st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 106th in the regionMost Pacifist: 124th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 140th in the regionNicest Citizens: 145th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 154th in the regionSafest: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 182nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 185th in the regionMost Inclusive: 195th in the regionMost Cultured: 216th in the regionBest Weather: 244th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 274th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 276th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 279th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 294th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 321st in the regionMost Influential: 324th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 339th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 351st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 356th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 359th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 451st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 451st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 489th in the regionMost Politically Free: 578th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 641st in the regionNudest: 682nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 771st in the regionMost Secular: 783rd in the regionMost Developed: 814th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, the comic book series 'Mr Notacat and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas.
  • : Alfama was endorsed by The United Socialist States of North Catimestistrianes.
  • : Alfama was endorsed by The Moon Republic of Briteannia.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation.
  • : Alfama voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Alfama was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 316 » Amerion, Erinor, Marinho Islands, The Filippinas, Crystal Creation, Wehraboos, Qvait, Anserisa, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aumeltopia, Volaworand, Land Without Shrimp, Tsunamy, Bawkie, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Auphelia, Laamiva, Corgitopiaa, Alaninia, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Well F, Farengeto, Sandaoguo, New Briantown, Myness, West Pastafaria, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Yeldarbsland, Kedjens, Belschaft, Midand, Cypheri, Concrete Slab, The United Expanse, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Kiasu-ism, The Worst army of, Barabarom, Ralphburg, Jehenna, Vincent Field, Bear Connors Paradiso, Avia Lavanda, Catillos, Xarbraden, Tioloman, Myndia, Noire Denholm, and 266 others.Weburya, Si-topia, Drazilazi, Gonrati, ChickenDome, Irrepertus, Schmidtjones, East Lodge, Maerist, Andinla, Not Austria, Steampunk Engineers, The West Valley Mountains, Maneell Medina, Dovive, Bumblegaria, Maximvs Tarvgvs Rex, Utondara, Japanese Federal Republic, Kandorith, Isokenzar, Tsvetania, Fighting Kawi Ninja, A little place for u and me, Nowa Europa, Luddinlande, Nova Montron, Seliyan progressive Islands, South Western Korea, Sthalrim, The Solar System Scope, West Fallows, Darakin, Abarri, Westerlonia, The naked people, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Efferalt, Kallassius, Aidenfieeld, Centristvill, Vega Naothia, Great Andora, Rebel-topia, Silberne Wache, FreeFishers, Doss Kingly, Theorin, Baltenlands, Linguiniland, House Ahsanul, Hanguk-Nippon, Nueva Alta California, Esfalsa, Escevola, Sedunn, Cuuldere, New Juan Carlos Land, Jazzfrezia, Ebonhand, Nookington, Terreno Travato, Merevane, Philippinia, Tepertopia, Qawe, Phanama, Kricivk, Holy Free, The Tecorogan Federation, Bartonia Nova, Purple Hyacinth, Ovkianos, Solomini, Royaltica, Klobitien, Kaoia, Zataras, Ofaria, Odakra, Privatore, Sam Best, Canmore, Menesynchro, Amakul, East Sakhlin, South Blossom, Ypaaaa, Brunier, Obscure Sorrows, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Zaelith, Proctethia, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Iym Winterless, Amutien, Shefino, 11th Infanterie-Division, Brethonica, Kucaland, South Caleblan, East Failany Kubloomanine, Aegyptiaca, Romulians People, Marstella, SteamPunk Squirrels, Erfton, Vicken, Sacal, Grianal, Omiri, Salguod, Aresten, Rad Asia, Linden Oak, United Irradiated Impact Craters, The Knights of Supreme Ni, Drystar, Conoscenzia, Pamela And Hepatitis, Novaexus, Lyrava, Hypersensible Crybabies, Indolos, The Two Jerseys, Kelle Sondians, Arkalon, Kafeine, Southern Numenor, New Iridescence, Caramia, Republik Hintonia, Doraya, Islastal, Ullan, Trotkys paradise, New Zolandia, Aoz, HUElavia, Antarctic Empires, Lux Umbrat, Blaash, Springhollow, Dirkistan, Monstrous Island, Icn Gaurath, Imperial Duck, Barkorth, Sunnalandia, Tsaritsia, A leftover country, Vardanfel, Itani, Greater Hyrulang, Loure Vill, Laurus Altat, Rectionk, Wardoeka, Unielvan Millorvium, Velarin, Catsonya, Yas qween, Walloonia, Galactic Gelatin, Kroumos, Sassopolis, Comrie, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, USNE2018, Santa Ofelia, Hakk Fiss, Lockensmith, Pax Dracon, Page 53, Ridehale, Groundland, Perunian Republic, Ikkarus, Katikstan, Uncastania, The Bay, Bohenia, Gymnostan, Weserauen, Porke Deess Parrale, Fasire, United Great Holy Empire, Frihet Island, Peskorea, Maeiland, Osterreich-Ungarn-Empire, Xerze, Pi Ttamgwa Nunmul, Farelonia, Enplatia, Drew-Topia, Avalonica, Free Rad, Calistan, Eutraya, Republic of RIP, Blondiesland, The Plebeian States, Direwolf1, Yavemaya, Ancient Slobovia, No youu, Novum Sina, Lesinteil, Of South America, Oreo States, The Drakan Republic, Glen Cooley, Prefesia, Sagada, RestartAll, Aguatania, St Oaks, Seyja, Soem, Yellunstryer, Bewar, Nejopia, Noveos, Isle of Glastonbury, Transtemporal Shifts, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Quh, PsychoPantachy, Poopisiya, Witerrocines, Vos Dothrak, Potion Seller, Mantas Meow, Mincestia, Bod Wareenaland, Three Rivia Levr, Bergenu, Raelsa, Churls, Dereistic, Barokah, Stoniamera, Peoples Republic of Columbus, Vanbella, Integria, Kervanosia, Eskvenn, Nothanksbutseriously, Kovish, Caide, Vila Boa, Tandrea, Ottokratland, Sujadi, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Kelshine, Filistinia, Ostanasia, Rly8h, Intergalactic Cyborgtopia, Los Lonley Boys, Sapientiano, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Kompir, and North Catimestistrianes.

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