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The United Republic of Alstin

“One Nation, United and Free”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Greater Ixnay

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Alstin

Population8.971 billion

CapitalAlstin
LeaderPresident Benjamin Ryder
FaithThe Chantry of Alstin

CurrencyUnited Republic Dollar
AnimalRaven

The United Republic of Alstin is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Benjamin Ryder with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 8.971 billion Alstinians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alstin. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Alstinian economy, worth a remarkable 2,111 trillion United Republic Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 235,332 United Republic Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids, billions of United Republic Dollars are being blown on orbital weapons development, advertisers are struggling to make water sound cool to a twitchy public, and companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave. Crime is totally unknown. Alstin's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Chantry of Alstin.

Alstin is ranked 46,995th in the world and 6th in Greater Ixnay for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,912.69 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,716thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,761stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,980thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,982ndMost Cultured: 2,019thTop
5%
Most Inclusive: 2,684thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,752ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,162ndRudest Citizens: 3,322ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,374thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,889thHighest Average Incomes: 4,007thSmartest Citizens: 4,063rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,833rdMost Developed: 4,941stLargest Governments: 5,280thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,580thHighest Economic Output: 6,847thHealthiest Citizens: 8,183rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,559thLargest Black Market: 9,451stMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,513thMost Armed: 9,690thTop
10%
Most Advanced Public Education: 11,477thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,289thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,754thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,178thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,378thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,814thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,925thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,810thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,369th
Top
5%
Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Alstin's influence in Greater Ixnay rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Alstin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Alstin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Alstin's influence in Greater Ixnay rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Alstin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured, Most Advanced Defense Forces, and Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 10% for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Alstin's influence in Greater Ixnay rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Alstin's influence in Greater Ixnay rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Alstin's influence in Greater Ixnay rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Alstin relocated from The New Union to Greater Ixnay.
  • : Alstin was endorsed by Koruv.

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