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Population5.038 billion

LeaderPresident Karahelios


The Marvelous Misadventures of Alkasia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Karahelios with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.038 billion Alkasians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arcsine. The average income tax rate is 86.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Alkasian economy, worth 685 trillion alkas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,013 alkas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, newspapers are running a front-page picture of President Karahelios holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker, and police aim to defeat hatred with love with their "hugs-for-thugs" program. Crime is totally unknown. Alkasia's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Alkasia is ranked 102,162nd in the world and 3,721st in the Rejected Realms for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 284.82 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 321stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,892ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,046thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,359thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,484thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,817thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,991stMost Inclusive: 5,129thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,294thBest Weather: 5,352ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,560thMost Cultured: 5,626thNicest Citizens: 5,665thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,707thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,797thMost Developed: 5,995thNudest: 6,355thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,896thMost Pacifist: 6,926thHealthiest Citizens: 7,102ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,182ndMost Politically Free: 7,297thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,340thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,090thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,189thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,280thSmartest Citizens: 8,324thSafest: 9,520thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,677thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,947thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,077thLargest Governments: 10,582ndMost Rebellious Youth: 10,817thMost Secular: 13,195thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,823rdMost Subsidized Industry: 14,864thLowest Crime Rates: 14,934thHighest Average Incomes: 15,787th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 73rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 96th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 96th in the regionMost Inclusive: 97th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 105th in the regionNicest Citizens: 105th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 108th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 108th in the regionMost Developed: 113th in the regionMost Cultured: 115th in the regionBest Weather: 119th in the regionMost Pacifist: 121st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 123rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 129th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 141st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 144th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 144th in the regionNudest: 145th in the regionSafest: 148th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 153rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 154th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 186th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 190th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 203rd in the regionLargest Governments: 214th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 258th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 280th in the regionMost Secular: 281st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 290th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 316th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 318th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 360th in the regionMost Politically Free: 444th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 460th in the regionMost Income Equality: 534th in the region

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