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Most Influential: 184th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 992nd Most Beautiful Environments: 2,295th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
New is always better
Regional Influence
Apprentice
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Republic of Albertinum is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Primus Inter Pares with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 14.957 billion Albertinumians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Barbarossa. The average income tax rate is 58.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Albertinumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,971 trillion Novios a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,782 Novios, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

No one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed, nighttime sightings of raccoons sporting Circle-A patches and bandanna masks are on the rise, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, and contestants on Albertinum's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent. Crime is well under control. Albertinum's national animal is the Waalgiraffe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Albertinum is ranked 22,704th in the world and 255th in Europe for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 96.54 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Influential: 184thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 992ndTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,295thBest Weather: 2,484thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,688thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,323rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,669thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,757thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,770thSmartest Citizens: 4,027thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,192ndHighest Economic Output: 4,506thMost Secular: 4,552ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,579thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,925thMost Developed: 6,321stLargest Populations: 6,514thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,253rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,485thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,845thHealthiest Citizens: 8,640thMost Stationary: 9,678thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,332ndMost Pacifist: 14,034th
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Most Influential: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 34th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionBest Weather: 39th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 42nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 43rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 43rd in the regionMost Stationary: 46th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 49th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 57th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 58th in the regionMost Secular: 65th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 72nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 72nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 77th in the regionMost Developed: 80th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 91st in the region

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