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The United Socialist States of Atlof

“Watchers in the shadows”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Weak
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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Atlof

Population192 million

CurrencyTokkul
AnimalFox

The United Socialist States of Atlof is a very large, safe nation, remarkable for its digital currency, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 192 million Atlofians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 75.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Atlofian economy, worth 6.35 trillion Tokkuls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is 33,060 Tokkuls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned, and A-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Atlof's national animal is the Fox.

Atlof is ranked 46,502nd in the world and 1,456th in the South Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 104.25 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,948thMost Income Equality: 5,749thSafest: 7,907thTop
10%
Most Pacifist: 11,925thMost Influential: 13,840thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,572nd
Top
5%
Most Income Equality: 219th in the regionSafest: 265th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 428th in the regionMost Pacifist: 449th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 613th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 640th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, A-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Atlof voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, people can often be seen driving to work in war-surplus tanks.
  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins.
  • : Following new legislation in Atlof, citizens are yearning to leave Atlof for the countries it sends aid to.

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