Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,967th Most Cheerful Citizens: 6,593rd Best Weather: 6,728th
The Royal Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
Tini okiea alkoul
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Good

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The Royal Kingdom of Alkoul is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by King Andrew with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 12.58 billion Alkoulians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Alkoulian economy, worth a remarkable 1,124 trillion Crowns a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,349 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, and the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alkoul's national animal is the Hamster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Alkoul is ranked 19,344th in the world and 730th in Balder for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 51.81 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,967thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,593rdBest Weather: 6,728thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,227thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,530thLargest Populations: 7,721stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,609thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,647thHighest Economic Output: 8,681stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,757thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,825thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,732ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,033rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,486thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,692ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,354thNicest Citizens: 13,716thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,493rdMost Pacifist: 15,918thLargest Governments: 16,618thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,798th
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Largest Populations: 183rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 211th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 255th in the regionBest Weather: 264th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 273rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 282nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 298th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 332nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 350th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 368th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 384th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 389th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 414th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 416th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 432nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 471st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Alkoul was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Alkoul's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Alkoul's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Alkoul's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Alkoul was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Alkoul's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Alkoul's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Alkoul relocated from Planned parenthood to Balder.
  • : Alkoul's influence in Planned parenthood fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Alkoul was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.

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