by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,745thMost Pacifist: 4,544thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,920th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Forever Free
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population485 million



The Republic of Alfama is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 485 million Alfamen love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belém. The average income tax rate is 81.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Alfaman economy, worth 32.0 trillion guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. Average income is 65,995 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, and groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alfama's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Alfama is ranked 196,563rd in the world and 7,277th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -11.66 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,745thTop
Most Pacifist: 4,544thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,920thMost Influential: 5,224thNicest Citizens: 6,656thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,820thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,743rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,861stMost Inclusive: 8,171stSafest: 8,344thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,639thMost Cultured: 8,886thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,952ndTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 10,556thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,129thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,089thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,611thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,458thLowest Crime Rates: 16,563rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,912thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,333rdMost Income Equality: 17,399thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,462ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,985thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,705thBest Weather: 18,956th
Largest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 168th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 224th in the regionNicest Citizens: 233rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 241st in the regionMost Cultured: 255th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 275th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 276th in the regionMost Inclusive: 286th in the regionSafest: 309th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 333rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 386th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 481st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 492nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 519th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 536th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 544th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 545th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 547th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 555th in the regionMost Influential: 572nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 647th in the regionBest Weather: 658th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 679th in the regionNudest: 681st in the regionLargest Governments: 696th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 752nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Alfama was endorsed by The United Protectorate of Tepertopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol.
  • : Alfama was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Philippinia.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Alfama, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 129 » Madreia, Amerion, Erinor, Marinho Islands, The Filippinas, Crystal Creation, Wehraboos, Qvait, Anserisa, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aumeltopia, Volaworand, Land Without Shrimp, Tsunamy, Bawkie, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Auphelia, Laamiva, Corgitopiaa, Alaninia, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Well F, Farengeto, United States of Vietnam, Sandaoguo, New Briantown, Myness, West Pastafaria, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Yeldarbsland, Kedjens, Belschaft, Midand, Cypheri, Concrete Slab, The United Expanse, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Kiasu-ism, The Worst army of, Barabarom, Starsight, Ralphburg, Jehenna, Vincent Field, Bear Connors Paradiso, Avia Lavanda, Catillos, White Bananistan, and 79 others.Xarbraden, Tioloman, Myndia, Noire Denholm, Weburya, Free United Republic, Si-topia, Drazilazi, Gonrati, ChickenDome, Irrepertus, Schmidtjones, The Hare Jordans, East Lodge, Grimsby town, Maerist, Andinla, Not Austria, Steampunk Engineers, Distrotika, The West Valley Mountains, Maneell Medina, Dovive, Bumblegaria, Maximvs Tarvgvs Rex, Utondara, Japanese Federal Republic, Kandorith, Isokenzar, Tsvetania, Fighting Kawi Ninja, A little place for u and me, Nowa Europa, Luddinlande, Nova Montron, Seliyan progressive Islands, South Western Korea, Sthalrim, The Solar System Scope, West Fallows, Darakin, Abarri, Westerlonia, The naked people, Djalia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Efferalt, Kallassius, Aidenfieeld, Thousand Milos, Centristvill, Vega Naothia, Great Andora, Rebel-topia, Silberne Wache, FreeFishers, Doss Kingly, Namhines, Theorin, Bromsivia, Baltenlands, Coadjuthen, Gecetesse, Linguiniland, House Ahsanul, Hanguk-Nippon, Nueva Alta California, Esfalsa, Escevola, Sedunn, Cuuldere, New Juan Carlos Land, Jazzfrezia, Ebonhand, Nookington, Terreno Travato, Merevane, Philippinia, and Tepertopia.

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