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The Democratic Republic of Amalea

“Ama et fac quod vis!”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: Lazarus

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Amalea

Population7.625 billion

CapitalValianor
LeaderUltimate Drossart

Currencylira
Animalgolden dragon

The Democratic Republic of Amalea is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ultimate Drossart with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 7.625 billion Amaleans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valianor. The average income tax rate is 86.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Amalean economy, worth 810 trillion lire a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 106,356 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections, posters on 'Amalean Values' advise against being proud of Amalea, light entertainment isn't dead, and workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Amalea's national animal is the golden dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Amalea is ranked 198,971st in the world and 7,355th in Lazarus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -13.87 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Influential: 5,188thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,256thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,560thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,565thMost Pacifist: 5,593rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,340thMost Inclusive: 6,466thNicest Citizens: 7,015thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,103rdMost Cultured: 7,133rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,460thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,681stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,344thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,096thTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,310thBest Weather: 10,965thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,417thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,483rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,700thSmartest Citizens: 12,061stMost Developed: 12,802ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,418thHealthiest Citizens: 13,909thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,920thLowest Crime Rates: 13,982ndLargest Governments: 15,103rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,743rdMost Subsidized Industry: 17,580thMost Secular: 18,364thMost Income Equality: 19,100th
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Most Influential: 173rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 264th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 296th in the regionMost Inclusive: 296th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 302nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 322nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 327th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 347th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 350th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 394th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 442nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 452nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 546th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 569th in the regionMost Income Equality: 572nd in the regionBest Weather: 630th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 632nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 641st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 655th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 660th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 671st in the regionMost Developed: 748th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Amalea's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Amalea, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year.
  • : Amalea changed its national motto to "Ama et fac quod vis!".
  • : Amalea changed its national leader to "Ultimate Drossart".
  • : Following new legislation in Amalea, light entertainment isn't dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Amalea, posters on 'Amalean Values' advise against being proud of Amalea.
  • : Following new legislation in Amalea, businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections.
  • : Following new legislation in Amalea, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process.
  • : Amalea was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Amalea was refounded in Lazarus.

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