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Most Stationary: 8,438th Most Rebellious Youth: 9,314th Largest Black Market: 10,550th
The Scientific Protectorate of
New York Times Democracy
Ad astra per alas porci!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.923 billion

LeaderLord Tau
FaithSecular Humanism


The Scientific Protectorate of Alcubierre is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Lord Tau with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 9.923 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, although Healthcare, Law & Order, and Environment are also considered important, 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 445 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 142,512th in the world and 320th in Wintreath for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,241.56 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Stationary: 8,438thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,314thLargest Black Market: 10,550thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,657th
Most Stationary: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 32nd in the regionMost Average: 35th in the region

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