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The Holy Factory of Aluminum Oxynitride

“Go Crazy or Go Home!” Moe Elsass

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the West Pacific

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Aluminum Oxynitride

Population3.509 billion

CapitalBurlington
LeaderMoe Elsass
FaithTolerance

CurrencyBrick
AnimalPuppy

The Holy Factory of Aluminum Oxynitride is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Moe Elsass with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.509 billion Aloneans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Burlington. The average income tax rate is 82.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Alonean economy, worth 554 trillion Bricks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 158,035 Bricks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's been a banner year for local vexillology, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, referenda are held for every conceivable government action, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Aluminum Oxynitride's national animal is the Puppy, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Tolerance.

Aluminum Oxynitride is ranked 168,736th in the world and 1,434th in the West Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 77.8 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 202ndMost Secular: 1,414thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,429thMost Inclusive: 1,498thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,705thMost Pacifist: 1,722ndNicest Citizens: 1,906thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,993rdBest Weather: 2,228thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,707thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,964thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,066thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,332ndMost Cultured: 3,854thSmartest Citizens: 4,388thMost Developed: 4,399thMost Influential: 4,648thSafest: 4,829thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,199thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,361stLargest Welfare Programs: 5,771stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,405thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,209thLowest Crime Rates: 7,425thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,343rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,172ndLargest Governments: 9,945thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,131stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,259thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,522ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,353rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,537thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,527thMost Efficient Economies: 13,767thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,825thHighest Drug Use: 19,344thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,165th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the regionMost Secular: 36th in the regionNicest Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Pacifist: 37th in the regionBest Weather: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 53rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 56th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 59th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 73rd in the regionMost Cultured: 79th in the regionSafest: 94th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Developed: 104th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 105th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 131st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 131st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 150th in the regionMost Influential: 155th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 175th in the regionLargest Governments: 177th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 179th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 180th in the regionNudest: 210th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 210th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 217th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 231st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 234th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 237th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 240th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 247th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 274th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 335th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 386th in the regionLargest Populations: 582nd in the region

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