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New Lusitania and the Algarves

Population9.901 billion

LeaderPresident Jorge Brandão


The Republic of New Lusitania and the Algarves is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Jorge Brandão with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.901 billion New Lusitanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 85.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse New Lusitanian economy, worth 636 trillion Escudoes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 64,322 Escudoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, politicians who vacation in East Lebatuck lose their jobs upon their return, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, and the government is spending more on exports to Brasilistan than it's receiving from tariffs on the imports. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Lusitania and the Algarves's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Lusitania and the Algarves is ranked 190,774th in the world and 81st in International Democratic Union for Fattest Citizens, with 8.5 Obesity Rate.

Most Influential: 2,718thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,832ndBest Weather: 5,759thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,624thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,288thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,365thSafest: 7,503rdMost Pacifist: 7,665thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,364thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,599thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,401stLargest Welfare Programs: 11,694thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,164thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,679thMost Cultured: 13,317thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,947thMost Stationary: 14,479thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,169thLowest Crime Rates: 16,879thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,104thNicest Citizens: 18,492ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,525thHealthiest Citizens: 19,813thMost Inclusive: 20,548thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,146thSmartest Citizens: 21,978th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the region

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