The Commonwealth of Alcatrazin is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Dick Johnson with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 8.014 billion Alcatrazians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canberra. The average income tax rate is 69.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Alcatrazinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,560 trillion Alcatrats a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 194,715 Alcatrats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.
Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda, and students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alcatrazin's national animal is the Python, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The First Christian Church of Alcatrazin.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Alcatrazin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured (last census: Top 10%).
- : Alcatrazin fell out of the regional Top 10% for Best Weather.
- : Alcatrazin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Alcatrazin was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
- : Following new legislation in Alcatrazin, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
- : Alcatrazin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
- : Alcatrazin fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
- : Alcatrazin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest (last census: Top 10%).
- : The Queendom of Prison Guard was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Alcatrazin, killing 1 million zombies.
- : The Republic of White Moon was struck by a Cure Missile from Alcatrazin, curing 1 million infected.