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Albrook

Population13.549 billion

CapitalIlluminé
LeaderIll'haress Aurora Yukihime
FaithThe Phys

CurrencyBrozouf
AnimalButterfly

The Phantasmagoria of Albrook is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ill'haress Aurora Yukihime with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, daily referendums, and national health service. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.549 billion Albrookians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Illuminé. The average income tax rate is 47.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Albrookian economy, worth 906 trillion Brozoufs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 66,907 Brozoufs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Multilingual concierges man empty inner city apartment blocks, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, and rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Albrook's national animal is the Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Phys.

Albrook is ranked 54,252nd in the world and 99th in Eientei Gensokyo for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 2,363.18 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Best Weather: 639thMost Cheerful Citizens: 922ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,021stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,198thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,782ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,839thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,125thMost Influential: 2,217thHealthiest Citizens: 2,231stMost Devout: 3,044thSafest: 3,198thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,652ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,728thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,775thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,752ndMost Inclusive: 6,766thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,345thTop
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Largest Populations: 11,651stSmartest Citizens: 12,567thMost Developed: 14,503rdHighest Economic Output: 15,475thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,509th
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Albrook, rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning.
  • : Following new legislation in Albrook, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Following new legislation in Albrook, the nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea.
  • : Albrook voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Darkesia".
  • : Albrook voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Depository standards Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Albrook, multilingual concierges man empty inner city apartment blocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Albrook, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Albrook, frustrated teenage boys are told that if they like it then they should have put a ring on it.
  • : Following new legislation in Albrook, Ill'haress Aurora Yukihime's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.
  • : Following new legislation in Albrook, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.

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