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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,928thMost Influential: 3,322ndMost Pacifist: 3,655th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Achlos

Population1.442 billion

CapitalLake City
FaithNone

CurrencyAchlosian Coppers
AnimalHaast Eagle

The Republic of Achlos is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, soft-spoken computers, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate population of 1.442 billion Achlosians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lake City. The average income tax rate is 78.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Achlosian economy, worth 149 trillion Achlosian Coppers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 103,456 Achlosian Coppers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young criminals are told they'll go to bed without supper if they do it again, war vets look after war animals, anti-government web sites are springing up, and children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Achlos's national animal is the Haast Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is None.

Achlos is ranked 145,592nd in the world and 208th in Conch Kingdom for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -2 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,928thMost Influential: 3,322ndMost Pacifist: 3,655thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,338thNicest Citizens: 5,478thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,571stMost Inclusive: 8,207thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,506thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,820thHighest Food Quality: 9,643rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,790thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,865thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,100thBest Weather: 10,103rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,234thHealthiest Citizens: 10,272ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,525thMost Cultured: 10,568thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,772ndMost Developed: 10,849thSafest: 11,518thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,795thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,913thLowest Crime Rates: 12,847thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 14,372ndSmartest Citizens: 14,936thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,072ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,230thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,963rdMost Subsidized Industry: 20,169thMost Income Equality: 20,423rdMost Secular: 20,668thLargest Governments: 21,148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,546thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,983rd
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Most Pacifist: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the regionBest Weather: 36th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 42nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 47th in the regionSafest: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 53rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 56th in the regionMost Income Equality: 57th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Achlos, children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Achlos, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Achlos, war vets look after war animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Achlos, young criminals are told they'll go to bed without supper if they do it again.
  • : Achlos endorsed The Federation of Les Iles Orientales.
  • : Achlos was endorsed by The Federation of Les Iles Orientales.
  • : Following new legislation in Achlos, practically perfect royal toddlers tend to say "regrettably not at this juncture" rather than "no".
  • : Following new legislation in Achlos, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Achlos, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Achlos, every week is blindness awareness week.

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