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Most Devout: 5,106th Most Ignorant Citizens: 5,503rd Most Primitive: 7,340th
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
The world may rot but we may yet survive
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Alarue

Population404 million

CurrencyAlaran
AnimalCheetah

The Kingdom of Alarue is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, ritual sacrifices, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 404 million Alarueans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 31.8%.

The powerhouse Alaruean economy, worth 33.5 trillion Alarans a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 82,892 Alarans, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, all streets are privately owned toll roads, and internet flame wars have been known to cause real-world casualties. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alarue's national animal is the Cheetah, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Alarue is ranked 44,184th in the world and 2,020th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 59.22 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Devout: 5,106thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,503rdMost Primitive: 7,340thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 12,008thMost Cultured: 12,855thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,505th
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Most Devout: 200th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 237th in the regionMost Primitive: 419th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 548th in the regionMost Cultured: 642nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 662nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 800th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Alarue, internet flame wars have been known to cause real-world casualties.
  • : Following new legislation in Alarue, all streets are privately owned toll roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Alarue, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Alarue's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Alarue was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Alarue, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma.
  • : Following new legislation in Alarue, government doublethinkers have declared that voting is slavery.
  • : Following new legislation in Alarue, the Cheetahs of Alarue are surprisingly well-adjusted.
  • : Following new legislation in Alarue, genetic researchers have been expelled.
  • : Following new legislation in Alarue, Leader's Twitcher account is typically used to share Cheetah memes rather than government policy.

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