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The Transhumanist Dominion of Alice Gardens

“Endure. In enduring, grow strong.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific


Alice Gardens

Population16.544 billion

CapitalEclipse Phase


The Transhumanist Dominion of Alice Gardens is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by EngulfedObject with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, ubiquitous missile silos, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic population of 16.544 billion Pods love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eclipse Phase. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Alice Gardensian economy, worth a remarkable 5,447 trillion Augmentations a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 329,295 Augmentations, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Some Alice Gardensian athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events, citizens who plan overseas vacations are barred from running for political office, cheering flag-waving citizens don't like to think too hard about politics, and the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alice Gardens's national animal is the Exodite, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Transhumanism.

Alice Gardens is ranked 334th in the world and 20th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 99.04 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 218thHighest Poor Incomes: 243rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 278thSafest: 287thMost Developed: 334thLargest Governments: 374thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 383rdLongest Average Lifespans: 387thMost Influential: 400thHighest Average Tax Rates: 429thMost Beautiful Environments: 430thSmartest Citizens: 444thMost Secular: 460thMost Efficient Economies: 467thLowest Crime Rates: 491stBest Weather: 527thLargest Information Technology Sector: 527thHealthiest Citizens: 549thMost Subsidized Industry: 886thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 992ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,144thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,176thHighest Average Incomes: 1,449thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,470thHighest Economic Output: 1,545thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,649thMost Cultured: 1,658thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,700thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,895thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,088thNicest Citizens: 2,109thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,490thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,300thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,031stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,983rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,117thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,173rdMost Income Equality: 6,743rdMost Inclusive: 7,302ndLargest Populations: 10,081stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,244thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 10,825thMost Stationary: 12,336thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,217thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,562nd
Highest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionBest Weather: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 61st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 70th in the regionMost Cultured: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 86th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 92nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 117th in the regionMost Influential: 118th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 125th in the regionLargest Populations: 127th in the regionNicest Citizens: 134th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 167th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 204th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 228th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 248th in the regionMost Stationary: 278th in the regionMost Income Equality: 289th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 306th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 398th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 411th in the regionMost Inclusive: 457th in the regionTop
Nudest: 523rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 628th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 720th in the regionRudest Citizens: 751st in the region

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