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The Allied States of Xalon

“Let's work something out.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Autropolis

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Xalon

Population11.974 billion

CapitalLutrazindi

Currencyshare
Animalsponge

The Allied States of Xalon is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.974 billion Xalonites are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lutrazindi. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Xalonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,034 trillion shares a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 169,914 shares, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, it's rumored that Marche Noire knows what the nation's generals eat for breakfast, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, and machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter. Crime is totally unknown. Xalon's national animal is the sponge, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Xalon is ranked 11,340th in the world and 3rd in Autropolis for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.32 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Top
1%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 572ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,113thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,292ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,338thTop
5%
Most Inclusive: 2,246thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,320thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,360thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,382ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,466thMost Pacifist: 2,534thMost Developed: 2,788thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,909thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,979thLargest Governments: 3,273rdNicest Citizens: 3,363rdMost Cultured: 3,404thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,433rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,456thSmartest Citizens: 3,481stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,681stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,748thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,101stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,662ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,025thHealthiest Citizens: 5,134thMost Efficient Economies: 5,460thBest Weather: 5,586thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,205thHighest Economic Output: 7,221stLowest Crime Rates: 8,861stHighest Average Incomes: 9,779thMost Secular: 10,199thSafest: 10,199thTop
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 11,340thMost Politically Free: 16,217thNudest: 19,930th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Xalon's influence in Autropolis rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and Most Inclusive.
  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry, the Top 5% for Least Corrupt Governments, and the Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and Safest.
  • : Xalon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.

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