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Largest Welfare Programs: 756thMost Influential: 959thMost Pacifist: 1,930th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Forever Free
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Alfama

Population1.902 billion

CapitalBelém
LeaderMr Notacat

Currencyguilder
Animalcat

The Republic of Alfama is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mr Notacat with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.902 billion Alfamen 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, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belém. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Alfaman economy, worth 227 trillion guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 119,559 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, a new guerrilla marketing campaign for tap water involves government agents spraying random citizens with hose water, urban entrepreneurs are busy introducing cockroaches into restaurant kitchens, and science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alfama's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Alfama is ranked 5,278th in the world and 165th in the South Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2,210.28 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 756thMost Influential: 959thMost Pacifist: 1,930thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,211thNicest Citizens: 2,301stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,328thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,654thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,700thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,395thMost Inclusive: 3,470thSafest: 3,951stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,966thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,285thMost Cultured: 4,459thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,619thBest Weather: 4,747thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,969thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,987thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,278thHealthiest Citizens: 5,782ndMost Developed: 6,071stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,573rdLargest Governments: 7,628thLowest Crime Rates: 8,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,482ndMost Rebellious Youth: 8,522ndSmartest Citizens: 9,257thMost Secular: 9,544thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,643rdTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,335thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,310thMost Efficient Economies: 17,336thHighest Average Incomes: 23,672nd
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Largest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 69th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 70th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 71st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 75th in the regionNicest Citizens: 76th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 81st in the regionMost Influential: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 90th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Inclusive: 124th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 125th in the regionMost Cultured: 129th in the regionSafest: 140th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 146th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 156th in the regionBest Weather: 164th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 165th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 167th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 189th in the regionMost Developed: 196th in the regionLargest Governments: 206th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 207th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 229th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 238th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 266th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 279th in the regionMost Secular: 313th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 365th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 389th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 561st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 584th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 710th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 772nd in the region

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