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Most Stationary: 8,977th Most Rebellious Youth: 9,702nd Largest Black Market: 10,683rd
The Scientific Protectorate of
New York Times Democracy
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Population9.419 billion

LeaderLord Tau
FaithSecular Humanism


The Scientific Protectorate of Alcubierre is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Lord Tau with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 9.419 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 Law & Order, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. 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 423 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 21,014th in the world and 62nd in Wintreath for Healthiest Citizens, with 8.54 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Most Stationary: 8,977thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,702ndLargest Black Market: 10,683rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,972nd
Most Stationary: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Average: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 31st in the region

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