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Most Influential: 391st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,541st Highest Poor Incomes: 5,800th
The Pingdeng Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Forward, for all!
Alexei Vasiliev
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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Alsatian Island

Population3.095 billion

LeaderAlexei Vasiliev

Currencypointless capitalist scheme

The Pingdeng Republic of Alsatian Island is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Alexei Vasiliev with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.095 billion Alsatians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monmouth. The average income tax rate is 75.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Alsatian economy, worth 409 trillion pointless capitalist schemes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 132,305 pointless capitalist schemes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Over-inflated fears of a "Y1" bug have turned humble IT workers into millionaires (Alsatian Island has found 4 easter eggs), the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it, and shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding Alsatian Island. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Alsatian Island's national animal is the alsatian, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Alsatian Island is ranked 47,975th in the world and 2,552nd in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,206.73 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 391stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,541stTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 5,800thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,888thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,906thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,146thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,885thMost Inclusive: 7,146thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 7,987thMost Developed: 8,176thNicest Citizens: 8,497thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,276thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,619thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,865thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,541stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,694thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,592ndSmartest Citizens: 11,715thMost Income Equality: 12,233rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,259thMost Secular: 12,570thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,655thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,696thLargest Retail Industry: 13,290thLowest Crime Rates: 14,631stBest Weather: 15,304th
Most Influential: 114th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 279th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 284th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 295th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 324th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 326th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 368th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 375th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 396th in the regionMost Inclusive: 420th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 456th in the regionMost Developed: 458th in the regionNicest Citizens: 471st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 484th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 570th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 612th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 613th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 615th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 617th in the regionMost Secular: 640th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 642nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 669th in the regionMost Income Equality: 676th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 680th in the regionLargest Governments: 727th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 765th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 767th in the region

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