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The Retired Delegate of Alsted

“United As One”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Europe

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Alsted

Population28.437 billion

CapitalSan Junipero
Leadera federal presidency

CurrencyAlstedian Dollar
AnimalJuniperon Otter

The Retired Delegate of Alsted is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by a federal presidency with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 28.437 billion Alstedians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Junipero. The average income tax rate is 80.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Alstedian economy, worth a remarkable 1,603 trillion Alstedian Dollars a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 56,385 Alstedian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Alsted to be bombproof, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, planespotters are emigrating in droves, and corporate lobbying has been outlawed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alsted's national animal is the Juniperon Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Alsted is ranked 73,046th in the world and 212th in Europe for Largest Black Market, with 1.14 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 1stMost Stationary: 352ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 505thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,853rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,078thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,593rdBest Weather: 4,075thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,934thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,658thMost Cultured: 8,294thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,687thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,757thHighest Economic Output: 10,716thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,312thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,361stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,965thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,612thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,479thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,590thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,068thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,355thSafest: 17,698th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 39th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 65th in the regionBest Weather: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 107th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 267 » Nuweland, Dauershire, Lexembourg, Weltbeherrschung, An Clar, Lieges, Bohomo, Ansington, Imperium Anglorum, Wombelland, Northern German Federation, New Decius, Falvaard, Dark Matter, Chioganah, Lovisa, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Slavorussia, Outer Sparta, The New Nordic Union, Umeria, Ahma, Regnum Italiae, Maritzal, Popaholick, Quentenia, Sinclairtown, Feria-Alkaline, Galway-Dublin, Pilipinas and Malaya, Yahlia, Alympian Kingdom, Saint Domingo, Germany Third Reich, Slavonia and Srijem, Super Happy Land, Thracia Republic, Irminsulia, Puerto Thelosia, Aristeme, Kardjali, Baycanistan, Yoannes, Ostermarch, Saiwania, Hirota, Nea Europa, North of Americas, Wessex and Cornwall, and 217 others.St Scarlett, Durlia, The Greater Eastern Republic, Nardin, Purgatio, Brakanistan, The Mongol Plain, GanymedEuropa, Solteur, Eritei, South St Maarten, Altanys, Boldia, Leszno, New Ylicia, Cre Alworkez, Belmoren, Soviet Taoistan, Stukilo, Lord Sapre, Toaddia, Estonesia, Arorska, Cytadela, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, German Bismarck Republic, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Kenmoria WA Mission, Carignanum, British Norklon, Parliamentary Laramidia, Soviet Krussia, Socialist Balkans, Greater State of Bonnie, The Scandinavian Realm, Elisabethshagen, Domton, Free Workers Macedon, Maanenland, Stumphosse Res, The Wretched of this Earth, Neuchateau, Germany222, Kalifer and Baska, Monkistan, Migurson, Bastetopia, New Touraine, Trixeland, Liberal Federal Republic Germany, Aragonja, Nevelja, Thracia and Crimea, Proutosaure, Thils, Litalia Vala, Scravovia, Stromia, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Cherised Lands of Galicia, ENOTRIA, Greater Tomland, Mallesia, Monte Naranja, Betasia, Walfo, Adsuri, Shagolaa, Mediama, Invernessia, Wiener-Neustadt, Velosia, Keravonia, Prussian-Union, Lyallpur, The Fair Republic, Rotenstein, IllyrianAlbania, Sloburg, Evergreen Keys, Nieuw Gent, Slovanov, Bescherelle, Dalmannia, The-British-Isles, Godefargen, United Empire of Arevaan, Orob, Spicerland, Neudeutsches Imperium, Valskraa, Diets, North Batica, Continental Social Democrats, Ausvelt, Viscland, Bathera, Squidroidia, Chronus, New Petra, Northwest Isles, Bluche, The Champions League, Apollonivm, Bareu, Norbarch, Novabritannia, Heinsbergen, Someseni, Destyntine, Socialist Soviet Armenia, Shaor, Delphinia, Anglealnd, Esvonia, State Of Kian, Zaporizhzhia, Savinecross, Montagne Riche, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, Rivierenland, Weeddialvon, Romana Imperium de Italia, Czarigrad, Eastern Greenlands, Lundelbell, Grodisze, The Seven Provinces, United Engiresco, Abject Ludicrosity, Canovium, The Oriental Empire, Lagora, Sukitopia, Fasumia, The Kingdom of Denmark, Terdiatlans, Othenhiem, Lodhs beard, Jahass, Ventelia, Mons Graupius, Uldar Union, Escalver, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Landiania, The Haven of Corporations, Vieternozsk, Neo Sindria, Dipretorian, Ostrogotharum Praeeminebat, Imperium Germaniae, Adamites, Sienkahn, Bavira, Snowfeld, Azitupia, Greater Albaina, Alternan, The Great New Swiss, NorthPortugal, Apabeossie, Enway, The British Royalist Union, Seims, Armbruster, Meropis, Leiningerland, Gor Kebab, Drew Durrnil, Estoniia, The Twelve Nations of Eastern Europe, Bulgayria, Ukallingrad, Crestphalia, Francitanie, The New Mexican Confederation, Votonia, Owlograd, Spudguy, Old World Order, Socialist Benelux, St Parra, Arlanisa, Greater Icelandia, Democratic Republic of the Bananas, The States of Texas and Arkansas, New Eestiball, Hylandian Republic, Estellan, Fjarrej, Hippoburg, European Narrra, The Templar Papal New State, Rawando, Epistimi Evimeria, Pavaludia, Dizgovzy, Ashckar, Northern Socialist States, Dorenstad, Cotee, The Pontic State, Pinenses, Viktorias, Anskerdank, Corsovica, Libertandonien, Martelon, San Guglielmo, Bensonsign, Kanokla, New Stracjyen, Titoist Yugoslavia, and Of the Europa.

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