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The Retired Delegate of Alsted

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Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Europe



Population27.209 billion

CapitalSan Junipero
Leadera federal presidency

CurrencyAlstedian Dollar
AnimalSnowy Owl

The Retired Delegate of Alsted is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by a federal presidency with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 27.209 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 76.4%.

The strong Alstedian economy, worth a remarkable 1,517 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 55,777 Alstedian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

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 Snowy Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Alsted is ranked 47,538th in the world and 293rd in Europe for Most Politically Free, scoring 74.48 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Influential: 1stMost Stationary: 366thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 414thTop
Largest Populations: 2,898thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,823rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,201stBest Weather: 4,495thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,661stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,255thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,361stMost Cultured: 8,077thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,317thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,510thTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,533rdSmartest Citizens: 11,807thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,462ndMost Rebellious Youth: 15,160thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,927thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,471stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,299thSafest: 19,194thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,888th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 16th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 69th in the regionBest Weather: 83rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 85th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 104th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 111th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 293 » Nuweland, Dauershire, Lexembourg, The Seven Provinces, Weltbeherrschung, An Clar, Lieges, Nova Hollandia, Bohomo, Ansington, Imperium Anglorum, Wombelland, Northern German Federation, New Decius, Falvaard, Troltovia, Dark Matter, Garya, Chioganah, Lovisa, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Slavorussia, Blighteria, Einswenn, Outer Sparta, The New Nordic Union, Evka, Umeria, Ahma, Regnum Italiae, Maritzal, Popaholick, Quentenia, Sinclairtown, Feria-Alkaline, Galway-Dublin, Pilipinas and Malaya, Yahlia, Alympian Kingdom, Daneforth, Saint Domingo, Germany Third Reich, Slavonia and Srijem, Super Happy Land, Thracia Republic, Irminsulia, Puerto Thelosia, Imperium Malignis, Carphelia, and 243 others.Aristeme, Corthaen, Kardjali, Baycanistan, Yoannes, Tau-Empire, Ostermarch, Milfgaerd, Saiwania, Hirota, Nea Europa, North of Americas, The Ivory Tower of Academia, Wessex and Cornwall, St Scarlett, Sablya, Durlia, The Greater Eastern Republic, Nardin, Purgatio, Nedeslavia, Brakanistan, Goldenbourg, The Champions League, The Mongol Plain, GanymedEuropa, HYDRA-Russian Empire, Solteur, Eritei, Pazano, South St Maarten, The Sect Meces, Eiffelland, New Rickiland, Altanys, Boldia, Leszno, New Ylicia, Cre Alworkez, Kaspinia, Greate San Marino, Belmoren, Soviet Taoistan, Dorpz, Stukilo, Death Bat, Lord Sapre, Toaddia, Estonesia, Dongtropoland, Arorska, Miharr, Cytadela, Jim the Baptist, The Empire of Occitania, Supcotia, Apabeossie, German Bismarck Republic, Republic of Satherland, Ukrainian Land, Leranditale, Beauprix, Msaladofinger, Kenmoria WA Mission, Naifon, Bahnhofstrasse, Carignanum, British Norklon, Egyptian Mamluk Sultanate, Parliamentary Laramidia, Soviet Krussia, Laggos, Socialist Balkans, Pydrus, Nidowe, Greater State of Bonnie, The Scandinavian Realm, Viciebskaja, The Kingdom of Denmark, Elisabethshagen, Domton, Atenburgh, MFG R, Arsenial, Blechingia, Permorania, Suissen, Free Workers Macedon, Kossacks, The Peoples Republic of Suffolk, Maanenland, Stumphosse Res, German Danzig, The Wretched of this Earth, Swillinia, Aslicuria, Kanokla, WaffleEmpire, Free Furentenia, Bluenstein, Bavira, Neuchateau, Pollica, The Pagan Moon, Germany222, Kalifer and Baska, Monkistan, Candavia, Migurson, Belgique et France, Bastetopia, Prusso-Britannia, New Touraine, Trixeland, Lunisia, Liberal Federal Republic Germany, Greater Albaina, Treehound, Aragonja, Nevelja, British Alban, Thracia and Crimea, Northern Celtic Union, Navence, Proutosaure, Rouvenor, Amicities, Holy Northern Greenland, Cockcephia, Thils, Lumitauka, Litalia Vala, Kingarria, Scravovia, Old Katy, Ukraba, Volara, Sagral, Silumi, Mielcarek, Confederation of Westphalia, Nation of Warfare, Dombrovia, Eurasies, Stromia, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Crestphalia, Enway, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Uranus2, Novo Portugal, ENOTRIA, Greater Tomland, Andyvania, Mallesia, Anskerdank, Pribyslavvitz, Monte Naranja, Gultravia, Betasia, Fearann nan Albannaich, Wismar, Alba-Nord, Walfo, Juties, Adsuri, Capitun, Andreapol, United Polarity, Blood and Destiny, Aluaren, Shagolaa, Mediama, Saltmead, Invernessia, Hesperisia, Wiener-Neustadt, The Kylan Republic, Auslus, Velosia, Keravonia, Prussian-Union, Lyallpur, The Fair Republic, Rijland, Puhja, Rotenstein, Trunity, IllyrianAlbania, Sloburg, Belgium and France, Evergreen Keys, Nieuw Gent, Elitestland, Kurman, Slovanov, Bescherelle, Dalmannia, Legique, Ainee, Slovenian Styria, The-British-Isles, Godefargen, Jarmia, United Empire of Arevaan, Pontus and Trebizond, Indoctia, Orob, Ulatar Republic, YOLOmimia, Spicerland, Brittanoire, Jambon, Bounapartia, Confederate states of murica, Neudeutsches Imperium, Portlandias, Rhinowolf, Valskraa, The Great Owen, Dobuni, Soviet State of Ruthenia, Sienkahn, Diets, The Anrica, Appathian, Omnicros, North Batica, GeneralStalin, Kyrkilas, Eesenland, Continental Social Democrats, Riverpost, Bareu, Bialopolska, Dylanese Republic, United Engiresco, Drew Durrnil, Iggly Iggle, Toposi, Grand Trestan, Daarwyrth, and Ausvelt.

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