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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,475thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,408thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,666th
The Socialist Free Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Rhyddid!
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Superb

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Aels

Population13.94 billion

CapitalDrayfill
LeaderChief Minister Jonathan Douglas Davies
FaithChurch of Aels

CurrencyPunt
Animalswan

The Socialist Free Commonwealth of Aels is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chief Minister Jonathan Douglas Davies with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The democratic population of 13.94 billion Aelsh 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Drayfill. The average income tax rate is 77.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Aelsh economy, worth 597 trillion Punts a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Automobile Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 42,870 Punts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only adults may purchase violent video games, guns are banned, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aels's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Aels.

Aels is ranked 35,819th in the world and 34th in Rushmore for Longest Average Lifespans, with 80.08 Years.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,475thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 10,408thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,666thLargest Populations: 13,809thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,746thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,984th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aels's influence in Rushmore rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Aels's influence in Rushmore rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Aels's influence in Rushmore rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Aels's influence in Rushmore rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
  • : Aels relocated from Balder to Rushmore.
  • : Aels was refounded in Balder.
  • : Aels ceased to exist in Rushmore.
  • : Aels was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Aels's influence in Rushmore rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Aels's influence in Rushmore rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".

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