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The People's Republic of Southern Alistan

“Long Live our Glorious Republic”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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Southern Alistan

Population3.045 billion

CurrencyDinarss
AnimalBush Tiger

The People's Republic of Southern Alistan is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.045 billion Southern Alistanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 70.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Southern Alistanian economy, worth 239 trillion Dinarsses a year, is dominated by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 78,753 Dinarsses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, government officials say that if you close your eyes and wish really hard the budget deficit will go away, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, and sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Southern Alistan's national animal is the Bush Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Southern Alistan is ranked 27,156th in the world and 1,444th in Balder for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 70.89 Effective Tax Rate.

Top
5%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,373rdFattest Citizens: 6,995thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,260thMost Devout: 8,383rdMost Subsidized Industry: 8,532ndLargest Black Market: 9,956thTop
10%
Largest Welfare Programs: 11,385thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,849thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,407thMost Primitive: 18,819thMost Ignorant Citizens: 19,050thHighest Drug Use: 19,111thMost Avoided: 20,373rd
Top
5%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 176th in the regionTop
10%
Fattest Citizens: 389th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 394th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 407th in the regionMost Devout: 417th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 472nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 566th in the regionMost Primitive: 702nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 702nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 726th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, government officials say that if you close your eyes and wish really hard the budget deficit will go away.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion.
  • : Southern Alistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market and the Top 10% for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, it's entirely possible foreign diplomats misheard when Southern Alistan offered the words "peace be upon you".
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, justice is blinding.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Alistan, census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Southern Alistan after the ban on emigration was lifted.

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