by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 480thMost Influential: 2,657thMost Primitive: 6,192nd
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The Altan

Population390 million


AnimalGray Wolf

The Empire of The Altan is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its fear of technology, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 390 million Altanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tallinn. The average income tax rate is 57.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Altanian economy, worth 25.0 trillion Altans a year, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 64,216 Altans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, and a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Altan's national animal is the Gray Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Altan is ranked 100,122nd in the world and 3,654th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 68.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 480thTop
Most Influential: 2,657thMost Primitive: 6,192ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,711thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,440thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,263rdNicest Citizens: 23,229th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionTop
Most Primitive: 247th in the regionMost Influential: 317th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 329th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 564th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 641st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 743rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Altan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".
  • : The Altan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The Embassy"".
  • : The Altan was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Ipugao.
  • : The Altan's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : The Altan was endorsed by The Colony of Oredonia.
  • : The Altan was endorsed by The Pastafarian State of Drugged up Kitties.
  • : The Altan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens and Nicest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Altan, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Following new legislation in The Altan, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in The Altan, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 276 » Qvait, Aidenfieeld, Amerion, Tepertopia, Corgitopiaa, Marinho Islands, Bawkie, Nowa Europa, The Two Jerseys, The Solar System Scope, Blondiesland, Land Without Shrimp, Bleakfoot, Zataras, Tsunamy, Holota, Si-topia, Kiasu-ism, Shuckle Empire, Treir, Erinor, Curlyhoward, Volaworand, Tsvetania, Trotkys paradise, Freavia, Conexia, United Irradiated Impact Craters, Pamela And Hepatitis, Kylania, Carthatska, Vardanfel, Scu Greinne, Unojo, Gidonia, Honey Cake, Kantahania, Levistian, East Nagaland, Privatore, Yahshabbat, Unidum, Mauricean Islands, Truskawkoland, Cokoland, Valdutz, Sacal, Central German Empire, Dovan Con Kabizzores, Rotenaplistan, and 226 others.Malonlandia, Britun, Lansinge, Kingpins, WI SD EA D, Wehraboos, Canmore, SteamPunk Squirrels, Ceutalia, Seythennia, North Lauchyperpsonity, Shoinkwishima, Charisma Bonus, Apartment 11F, Wusas, Lugentzdort, Berlana, Transvolcanic, Euro Pacifica, New Goldman, Tughampton, Myndia, Arvan Irawer, Hakk Fiss, Rosdrikk, Indolos, Ralphburg, Idiono, 11th Infanterie-Division, Drystar, Menesynchro, Direwolf1, Isle of Glastonbury, Southern Numenor, Auphelia, Grianal, Laamiva, Blaash, Republik Hintonia, Linguiniland, Oxyliteral, Unielvan Millorvium, Itani, Neten Land, Catsonya, Doraya, Dereistic, Fasire, Purple Hyacinth, HUElavia, Cuuldere, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Nova Montron, Kucaland, The West Valley Mountains, Martzian, Bohenia, Isokenzar, Bear Connors Paradiso, East Mantis, Galactic Gelatin, Venethort, Aschenburg, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, USNE2018, Antarctic Empires, Bumblegaria, InnWorm, Brunier, Yuveska, Kafeine, Doundaly, Centristvill, Proctethia, Rebel-topia, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Aoz, Xergiokia, The Plebeian States, Western Fardelshufflestein, House Ahsanul, Gonrati, Andinla, Of Cheddar, Wakandan Tribes, Bartonia Nova, Anserisa, The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla, Marstella, Nori Natto, Maerist, HORLALEK, Abyssal Phantasm, Poopisiya, Linden Oak, A leftover country, Salguod, Tioloman, Steviland, Jammlandia, Aumeltopia, Belschaft, Kroumos, Noveos, Dirkistan, Zaelith, North Kanuckistan, The Imperial Of Notsep, Transtemporal Shifts, Drew-Topia, Yavemaya, Mincestia, Doss Kingly, Quh, Seliyan progressive Islands, Avonhead, Maeiland, PenguinPies, Asdfghuiop, Enlightened Australasia, Maximvs Tarvgvs Rex, Yeldarbsland, The United Expanse, Calistan, Lioniel, Rectionk, Adparitora, Banglazstrogaria, Darakin, Yeses, Pax Dracon, Amakul, St Oaks, Shefino, Monstrous Island, Peskorea, Sanden, Rad Asia, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Alaninia, Sthalrim, Ancient Slobovia, Farelonia, Kallassius, South Caleblan, South Blossom, Zolooloo, Crystal Creation, Not Austria, Pi Ttamgwa Nunmul, Lantzalot, Glen Cooley, Jehenna, Enplatia, Storalia, Seyja, Ullan, Avalonica, Soem, Lesinteil, Republic of RIP, South Western Korea, Velarin, Noire Denholm, North Catimestistrianes, Yellunstryer, Sedunn, The 3rdGodKing, Markla, Zosnor, Wardoeka, Lyland, Mapico, Myness, Death to democracy, Baltenlands, Xenianianopia, Great Scapula, Beepee, Walloonia, New Iridescence, RestartAll, Ottawa land, Katikstan, Japanese Federal Republic, Hypersensible Crybabies, FreeFishers, Farengeto, Center Lisle, Eliveon, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Page 53, Drazilazi, Utondara, Concrete Slab, Rosescedium, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Centia Deran, Kelle Sondians, Pmta, Operahouse, Ebonhand, Los Lonley Boys, Great Andora, Aresten, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, LadyRebels, Eskvenn, Sandaoguo, Bichedder, Phanama, Escevola, Greater Scottdascoda, Spazzhole, Libedistan, The Republic Of Williamsburg, Westenhald, Anarkiopia, New Belgrade, Neo Yorka, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, The United Australian States, Drugged up Kitties, Oredonia, and Ipugao.

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