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Most Influential: 1stMost Stationary: 350thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 447th
The Retired Delegate of
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United As One
Delegatus Emeritus
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Population28.904 billion

CapitalSan Junipero
Leadera federal presidency

CurrencyAlstedian Dollar
AnimalJuniperon Otter

The Retired Delegate of Alsted is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by a federal presidency with a fair hand, and renowned for its hatred of cheese, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 28.904 billion Alstedians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Junipero. The average income tax rate is 81.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Alstedian economy, worth a remarkable 1,615 trillion Alstedian Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 55,900 Alstedian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Alsted to be bombproof, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, planespotters are emigrating in droves, and corporate lobbying has been outlawed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alsted's national animal is the Juniperon Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Alsted is ranked 196,950th in the world and 968th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.64 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 1stMost Stationary: 350thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 447thTop
Largest Populations: 2,829thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,014thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,490thBest Weather: 3,916thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,387thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,487thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,946thMost Cultured: 8,382ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,664thHighest Economic Output: 10,887thTop
Smartest Citizens: 12,553rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,768thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,572ndMost Rebellious Youth: 15,451stLargest Welfare Programs: 15,853rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,853rdLongest Average Lifespans: 17,241stSafest: 17,989thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,227th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 40th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 58th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 66th in the regionBest Weather: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 105th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 112th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 130th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 130th in the region

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