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Most Influential: 559thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,731stSafest: 4,563rd
The Inhospitable Ski Slopes of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Population4.5 billion



The Inhospitable Ski Slopes of Agalaesia is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.5 billion Agalaesians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deiliannis. The average income tax rate is 80.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Agalaesian economy, worth 209 trillion Agalaors a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 46,499 Agalaors, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere, internet sites are legally unable to stop their users from posting pornography, anti-government web sites are springing up, and the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Agalaesia's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Elfism.

Agalaesia is ranked 19,175th in the world and 396th in the Rejected Realms for Smartest Citizens, with 63.64 Quips Per Hour.

Most Influential: 559thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,731stSafest: 4,563rdBest Weather: 5,663rdMost Pacifist: 6,677thNicest Citizens: 7,524thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,686thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,161stMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,263rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,951stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,806thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,567thHealthiest Citizens: 10,783rdTop
Most Inclusive: 12,817thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,294thMost Income Equality: 13,578thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,646thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,819thMost Cultured: 15,126thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,257thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,336thMost Secular: 17,401stSmartest Citizens: 19,175thLowest Crime Rates: 19,876th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 71st in the regionSafest: 98th in the regionMost Pacifist: 122nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 144th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 148th in the regionBest Weather: 149th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 211th in the regionMost Inclusive: 227th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 228th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 235th in the regionMost Cultured: 310th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 322nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 342nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 364th in the regionMost Income Equality: 391st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 391st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 396th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 431st in the regionMost Secular: 526th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 557th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 569th in the region

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