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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,552ndHighest Drug Use: 1,685thNicest Citizens: 2,803rd
The Federal Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Forward and ever forward.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.691 billion


AnimalNorth Alterran Dove-tailed Swallow

The Federal Republic of Alterae is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 3.691 billion Alterrans 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 is primarily concerned with Education, with Administration, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Norberg. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Alterran economy, worth 537 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 145,683 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Treason is relative, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, good-looking soldier boys have celebrity status amongst the nation's homosexuals, and graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'. Crime is totally unknown. Alterae's national animal is the North Alterran Dove-tailed Swallow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Alterae is ranked 170,688th in the world and 50th in Urana Firma for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 19.8 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,552ndHighest Drug Use: 1,685thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,803rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,824thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,881stMost Inclusive: 2,909thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,245thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,474thMost Developed: 3,662ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,938thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,119thSmartest Citizens: 4,213thBest Weather: 4,218thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,604thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,938thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,973rdMost Pacifist: 5,007thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,628thSafest: 5,647thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,723rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,819thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,017thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,653rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,827thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,182ndNudest: 7,708thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,932ndLargest Governments: 8,008thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,600thMost Cultured: 8,771stTop
Most Secular: 9,705thMost Influential: 10,413thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,611thLowest Crime Rates: 11,346thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,275thHighest Average Incomes: 14,090thRudest Citizens: 16,648thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,695th
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Alterae, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Alterae voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Union of the Axis Powers".
  • : Following new legislation in Alterae, good-looking soldier boys have celebrity status amongst the nation's homosexuals.
  • : Alterae voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Tinfect".
  • : Alterae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Alterae was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Alterae voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use".
  • : Alterae was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use, the Top 5% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and Most Advanced Public Transport, and the Top 10% for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Alterae voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Data Protection Accord".
  • : Alterae's influence in Urana Firma rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » The Flyin, Greener Ice Land, Wunderlightia, and Domusiland.

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