by Max Barry

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The Republic of Alpharoland

“Unity, Discipline, Work”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms



Population506 million



The Republic of Alpharoland is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 506 million Alpharons have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alphan. The average income tax rate is 26.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Alpharon economy, worth 54.6 trillion kings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 107,938 kings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, and sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Alpharoland's national animal is the nekomata, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Alpharoland is ranked 180,975th in the world and 5,273rd in the Rejected Realms for Most Primitive, scoring -180.62 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,108thMost Influential: 5,877thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,214thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,146thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,946thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,094thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,787thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,416thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,861stLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,318thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,535thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,419th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 84th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 154th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 220th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 251st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 268th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 276th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 341st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 342nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 376th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 488th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 495th in the regionMost Cultured: 547th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 555th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 555th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 575th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 577th in the region

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