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The Lanteans of Apaelas

“Stop trying to dial the stargate address for operator.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Lanteans of Apaelas is a colossal, devout nation, ruled by Captain Geretier with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. Its compassionate, intelligent population of 8.256 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 92%, 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.

Teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, much of Apaelas's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, motels cater primarily to adulterers, and the government pours millions of obscure ancient devices into rehabilitation programs annually. 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.

Apaelas is ranked 3,589th in Lazarus and 116,841st in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -7 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 22 days ago

  • 1 day 14 hours ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Best Weather.
  • 10 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nicest Citizens.
  • 13 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 20 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Transport Department.
  • 22 days ago: Apaelas was refounded in Lazarus.
  • 47 days ago: Apaelas ceased to exist.
  • 56 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
  • 65 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 76 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Devout.
  • 86 days ago: Apaelas was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.

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