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Most Stationary: 8,033rd Most Rebellious Youth: 9,187th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,601st
The Scientific Protectorate of
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Population10.518 billion

LeaderLord Tau
FaithSecular Humanism


The Scientific Protectorate of Alcubierre is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Lord Tau with a fair hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 10.518 billion Alcubierreans 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 enormous government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eureka. The average income tax rate is 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Alcubierrean economy, worth 472 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 44,910 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Alcubierre's leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses, pregnancy is being used by teenage girls as a quick way to making pocket money, Secular Humanism has been named as Alcubierre's national religion, and Lord Tau has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alcubierre's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Secular Humanism.

Alcubierre is ranked 63,426th in the world and 200th in Wintreath for Most Inclusive, scoring 105.5 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Stationary: 8,033rdTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 9,187thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,601stLargest Black Market: 10,799thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,275th
Most Stationary: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 18th in the regionMost Average: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 31st in the region

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