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Telgan Alpha

Population2.635 billion

CapitalThe Werk Room

CurrencyRuPeter Badge

The Community of Telgan Alpha is a massive, genial nation, ruled by RuPaul with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.635 billion Telgan Alphans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Werk Room. The average income tax rate is 71.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Telgan Alphan economy, worth 193 trillion RuPeter Badges 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 73,430 RuPeter Badges, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The army lures cannon fodder with promises of a college education, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, and the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly. Crime is totally unknown. Telgan Alpha's national animal is the Queens, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ruanism.

Telgan Alpha is ranked 56,369th in the world and 38th in Philosophers for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 2,339.45 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,475thMost Pacifist: 7,147thSafest: 9,499thNudest: 10,148thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,419thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,499thMost Influential: 10,532ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,890thMost Inclusive: 11,268thNicest Citizens: 11,564thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,541stHighest Food Quality: 18,303rdSmartest Citizens: 19,468thMost Secular: 19,888thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,705thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,245thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,696thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,259thHealthiest Citizens: 24,517thLargest Publishing Industry: 26,113thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,203rdMost Politically Free: 26,887th
Most Politically Free: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the region

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