by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 16,903rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 26,367th
The Holy Empire of
Left-wing Utopia
A nation stripped of democracy is stripped of value.
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Superb

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Alarian Territories

Population20 million

CurrencyAlarian Dollar
AnimalSnake

The Holy Empire of Alarian Territories is a small, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 20 million Alarian Territoriesians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 52.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The struggling Alarian Territoriesian economy, worth 348 billion Alarian Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Furniture Restoration, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 17,415 Alarian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and same-sex marriages are increasingly common. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alarian Territories's national animal is the Snake.

Alarian Territories is ranked 251,972nd in the world and 177th in The Social Liberal Union for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -10.34 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Income Equality: 16,903rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 26,367th
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Most Extreme: 10th in the region

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