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|Category: Democratic Socialists|
Regional Influence: Truckler
The Alterans of Apaelas is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Captain Geretier with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 7.112 billion are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Religion & Spirituality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caelestia. The average income tax rate is 93%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
A recent political debate came to a quick close once the ruling party decreed it was "just plain silly", politicians are to be found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, concert pianists lie about their occupation to avoid ridicule, and the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Apaelas's national animal is the unascended being, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Ascension, and its currency is the obscure ancient device.
Most Recent Government Activity: 16 hours ago
- 21 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
- 47 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest.
- 67 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
- 89 days ago: Apaelas fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 130 days ago: Apaelas fell out of the regional Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
- 136 days ago: Apaelas fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Cultured.
- 150 days ago: Apaelas fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Devout.
- 168 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
- 175 days ago: Apaelas fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
- 192 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare (last census: Top 10%).