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The Federation of Old Atlantica

“I'm in a glass case of emotion!” Alpacapatrol

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: 10000 Islands


Old Atlantica

Population16.063 billion



The Federation of Old Atlantica is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Alpacapatrol with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, soft-spoken computers, and public floggings. The compassionate, cheerful population of 16.063 billion Atlanticans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alpacaville. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Atlantican economy, worth a remarkable 9,147 trillion Rainsticks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Information Technology, Tourism, and Soda Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 569,455 Rainsticks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only adults may purchase violent video games, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts, political candidates recite daily pledges of loyalty to their chosen party, and barbers who trim a few inches of hair bill the government for their labor. Crime is totally unknown. Old Atlantica's national animal is the Alpaca, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lokorism.

Old Atlantica is ranked 6,200th in the world and 104th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 15,479.38 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 12thMost Secular: 34thHighest Poor Incomes: 75thMost Inclusive: 99thMost Influential: 110thLargest Black Market: 133rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 136thHighest Average Incomes: 207thHighest Food Quality: 245thMost Subsidized Industry: 274thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 341stMost Efficient Economies: 361stMost Advanced Public Education: 423rdMost Cultured: 478thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 493rdSmartest Citizens: 610thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 630thMost Rebellious Youth: 692ndMost Corrupt Governments: 703rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 727thHighest Economic Output: 779thLargest Welfare Programs: 812thMost Beautiful Environments: 828thMost Developed: 888thLargest Governments: 893rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 903rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,000thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,289thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,366thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,655thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,971stMost Pacifist: 2,079thRudest Citizens: 2,289thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,350thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 3,322ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,847thLargest Retail Industry: 4,133rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,381stMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,880thMost Stationary: 5,624thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,200thNicest Citizens: 6,501stBest Weather: 6,580thLowest Crime Rates: 7,978thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,320thTop
Largest Populations: 18,523rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,167th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Developed: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 40th in the regionRudest Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 47th in the regionMost Stationary: 49th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 61st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 67th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 104th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 121st in the regionNicest Citizens: 125th in the regionLargest Populations: 135th in the regionBest Weather: 142nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Old Atlantica, barbers who trim a few inches of hair bill the government for their labor.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Atlantica, political candidates recite daily pledges of loyalty to their chosen party.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Atlantica, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts.
  • : Old Atlantica endorsed The Island Imperium of Markanite.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Atlantica, only adults may purchase violent video games.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Atlantica, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Atlantica, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Atlantica, public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Atlantica, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Old Atlantica voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Europeia"".