Most Compassionate Citizens: 89th Most Influential: 104th Least Corrupt Governments: 104th
The Imperial Protectorates of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Law is order, good law is good order
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Imperial Protectorates of Altruistic Paladins is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Norton II with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, parental licensing program, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.965 billion Altruistic Paladins love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Social Policy, Defense, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Celestia. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Paladin economy, worth a remarkable 2,656 trillion Licets a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 222,052 Licets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Referenda are held for every conceivable government action, every week is blindness awareness week, euthanasia is illegal, and videogames like 'Equalia: Knights of Self-Confidence' are proving inexplicably unpopular. Crime is totally unknown. Altruistic Paladins's national animal is the canid, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Altruistic Paladins is ranked 152,801st in the world and 175th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -11.22 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 89thMost Influential: 104thLeast Corrupt Governments: 104thNicest Citizens: 115thMost Cultured: 178thMost Advanced Public Education: 211thSmartest Citizens: 261stMost Developed: 501stSafest: 504thMost Pacifist: 508thMost Cheerful Citizens: 597thLargest Publishing Industry: 597thMost Scientifically Advanced: 601stMost Inclusive: 696thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 867thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,217thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,428thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 1,590thLargest Governments: 1,666thLowest Crime Rates: 1,714thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,748thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,899thMost Stationary: 2,287thMost Secular: 2,394thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,542ndHighest Economic Output: 2,702ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,977thHighest Average Incomes: 3,300thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,339thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,980thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,335thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,593rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,983rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,289thLargest Populations: 8,574thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,238th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Altruistic Paladins, videogames like 'Equalia: Knights of Self-Confidence' are proving inexplicably unpopular.
  • : Following new legislation in Altruistic Paladins, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Altruistic Paladins, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Altruistic Paladins, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Altruistic Paladins's influence in Democratic Socialist Assembly rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Altruistic Paladins was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Altruistic Paladins, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Altruistic Paladins, the government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners.
  • : Following new legislation in Altruistic Paladins, NationStates staff are easily recognizable by their gold-plated mansions.
  • : Following new legislation in Altruistic Paladins, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.


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