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The Republic of Atle Fan

“It seemed like a good idea at the time”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific


Atle Fan

Population1.015 billion

CapitalLoony Town
LeaderFirst Citizen


The Republic of Atle Fan is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by First Citizen with an even hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.015 billion Atle Fanians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Loony Town. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Atle Fanian economy, worth 188 trillion bitcoins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 186,009 bitcoins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 763,436 per year while the poor average 29,921, a ratio of 25.5 to 1.

The government has outlawed extremist parties, the nation is proudly the least fertile in The North Pacific, town welcome signs list corporate sponsors, and couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Atle Fan's national animal is the cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Atle Fan is ranked 8,371st in the world and 397th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 6,172.09 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,074thMost Secular: 1,465thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,809thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,870thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,026thLargest Retail Industry: 2,161stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,186thRudest Citizens: 2,193rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,207thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,184thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,525thFattest Citizens: 3,907thMost Influential: 4,386thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,634thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,848thHighest Average Incomes: 7,020thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,079thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,371stHighest Crime Rates: 10,664thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,257thMost Armed: 11,338thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,434thMost Efficient Economies: 11,473rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,767thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,638thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,901stSmartest Citizens: 14,448thMost Developed: 14,462nd
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 58th in the regionMost Secular: 69th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 71st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 76th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 83rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 116th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 119th in the regionRudest Citizens: 124th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 127th in the regionFattest Citizens: 132nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 160th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 187th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 264th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 335th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 343rd in the regionMost Armed: 365th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 386th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 397th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 445th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 570th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 606th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 608th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 613th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 653rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 680th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 682nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 705th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 739th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 739th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 762nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 770th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Atle Fan, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten.
  • : Following new legislation in Atle Fan, town welcome signs list corporate sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in Atle Fan, the nation is proudly the least fertile in The North Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Atle Fan, the government has outlawed extremist parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Atle Fan, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low.
  • : Atle Fan endorsed The Free Land of Cape Flower.
  • : Atle Fan was endorsed by The Free Land of Cape Flower.
  • : Following new legislation in Atle Fan, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Atle Fanian mussels the biggest in The North Pacific.
  • : Atle Fan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular and the Top 10% for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Atle Fan, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 143 » Alunya, Corfad, Sundred, Runeda, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Loutsland, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Koda-Land, Omnistria, Zumlandia, Trillius, North Bratislava, Xzavia-Hjar, Test for a new hope, Newpromisedland, Bearical, New Octicarg, Sockmanland, Wilkshire, Guer Aike, Ethnon, Sheldanada, Siwale, Wineclaw, Dreadton, The Tampa Bay Rays, Moisus, Makersaulache, Federation Terra Australis, Spartoptia, Selfgradatude, Daiz, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Kulgatha, Ibiscaton, Lesbian Femdom, Kasazzastan, New Bremerton, and 93 others.PlanetPunk, Victoriaans Nederlands, Zeternia, Tamgu, Cuyan, Quebekistand, Chile Libertario, Lomjia, Partax, Sacrento, Jasminlandia, 1 very fast endotarter, McMasterdonia, Great Bights Mum, Kwaj, Torakuen, Wisconsota, Faircliff, Shadowrik, General COE, Holy Oranz, Fizban, Frie Annium, Steampunk Ariel, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Great Javadwipa, Pauliestien, Miruma, Sea Ghost, Juggernautilus, Warcaa, Abject Ludicrosity, Glurponia, Delmak, Frances Francis the First of France, Orven, Guslantis, Amauri, Ponantine, Great Robertia, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Sil Dorsett, Racoda, Black Templares, Impler, Aratani, Lower Briel Guanzapolia, Maott, Joodey, Nakayo, Pasargad, Malta Comino Gozo, Yewbow, Calsolato, Ozstan, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Zokk, The Iron Lions, Kaschovia, Potestasia, Loli County, Moubarakistan, Eteles, The Pantheons, Francois Isidore, Serendipita Martia, Lanterkint, Lendara, Universal State Formula, Neworva, Lindsaystan, Federalania, Clan Spaniel, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Prevaland, Wallachian People, Viridiann, Darcania, Altamonte, Gorundu, Xagill, Xentherida, Napnomadia, Angshire, Holdac, Kranostav, Inven in TNP, United Kahndaq, Germanic Araya, and Cape Flower.

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