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The Sanctuary of Finchin

“Integrity, Kindness, Reason”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.413 billion

LeaderPresident Andromeda

AnimalSleeping Cactus

The Sanctuary of Finchin is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Andromeda with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.413 billion Finchians 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 enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sparrowfield. The average income tax rate is 83.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Finchinian economy, worth 103 trillion Favours a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is 73,471 Favours, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains, and there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality. Crime is totally unknown. Finchin's national animal is the Sleeping Cactus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Finchin is ranked 23,719th in the world and 1,191st in The North Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 78.68 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 955thMost Influential: 1,554thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,391stNicest Citizens: 5,324thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,400thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,725thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,324thMost Inclusive: 6,590thMost Pacifist: 8,029thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,551stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,824thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,396thMost Cultured: 11,137thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,899thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,068thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,107thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,860thBest Weather: 13,872ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,929thSmartest Citizens: 17,485thHealthiest Citizens: 17,787thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,336thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,058thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,348thHighest Drug Use: 20,067thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,709thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,797thMost Secular: 20,936thSafest: 21,494thMost Income Equality: 22,067thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,696thLargest Governments: 23,552ndLowest Crime Rates: 23,719thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,789th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 227th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 285th in the regionNicest Citizens: 308th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 309th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 321st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 353rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 376th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 388th in the regionMost Inclusive: 410th in the regionMost Pacifist: 465th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 523rd in the regionMost Cultured: 571st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 578th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 628th in the regionMost Influential: 635th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 647th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 655th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 666th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 769th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 780th in the regionBest Weather: 800th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 908th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Finchin was endorsed by The BETTER THAN U AND U KNOW IT of ROM.
  • : Finchin was endorsed by The United States of The Blazeland Administration.
  • : Finchin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Finchin, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Finchin, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains.
  • : Following new legislation in Finchin, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Finchin, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted.
  • : Finchin voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Finchin, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Finchin, school uniforms are compulsory.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 204 » Aerilia, Venicea, North Bratislava, Bankowiata, Hamerica, Lulubellia, Orado, Omnistria, Zzozona, Dar es Saalam, Corfad, The Rhein States, Guer Aike, Interdimensional Zone, Pleroma Sans Romans, Hardscrabble, Sundred, Kranostav, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Cretox State, Shibutani, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Crusadam, Brucklania, Yaorozu, Empy, Newpromisedland, New Lakemba, Kazoo Basin, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Republica Guilleana, Kragsgale, Pytong, PotatoFarmers, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Shadowrik, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Dreadton, Selfgradatude, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Notyoutopia, Outer Shenendoah, Caselpania, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sikol, Frances Francis the First of France, Loutsland, and 154 others.Kobagia, Wilkshire, Valentine Z, Heilhum Imperius, Draconian Progression, Joodey, Ozstan, Merconitonitopia, Xipher, Pallaith, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Chips and Guac, 1 very fast endotarter, The Stratosphere Islands, Highton Islands, Dabarastan, Holy Oranz, Sunto, Yokciq Empire, Pasargad, The Iron Lions, Imperial Pieserged, PEG, WeKnow, The Pantheons, Sevinland, Wineclaw, Yellops, Leewood, Votak Matim, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Eywaan, Libertania Democratica, The Serdey Islands, Odelinor, Slyakanya, East Akra, Sil Dorsett, Seenvorland, Ravendi, Nodnarb, Daiz, The Jerichowan Country, Liminyj, Hewani, Climeria, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, Port Naga, United Kahndaq, Darkmondoria, Godwanna, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, Strongwill, His Enduring Majesty, El Fiji Grande, Bharathvarsh, GenshinImpact, Star Kingdom, TLTland, Paul Pasch, Wisconsota, The Endless Eventide, Illusia and Neverendia, Xagill, Xentherida, Que Lukustinardon, Runeda, Planes, Morgul, Zyvetskistaahn, Muqatil, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, Gondwanaia, Simone Republic, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, McMasterdonia, Ellbonnia, Testnation223, Moubarakistan, Barabolia, KhalChicken, Otakus and Weebs, Glurponia, Vesteysia, Moneyflows, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Figyjharli, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Maott, Trumpski, Wapistan, Dangine, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Tyirza, Super Girl, Xyrron, BTProductions, Clan Spaniel, Galaician Empire, Aryan Homeland, TyGerria, Steampunk Ariel, New Celoveniortan, Viridiann, New Michag, Mon Island, Tsandonown, Defense For The World Assembly, ForestMythal, Centrialand, Perikuresu, Britle, Seanat, Capablanca, Atlunartemis, Ootasa, Libvillia, Greater Ale Permars, Intion North, Boston Castle, Fraystonia, Kastonvia, Sopernia, Kinitopia, Andanavia, Nikhilesh23, Soleha, Ariele, Apollo Park, Jaxikistan, Enomeni Ipeiros, Bearical, Drueste, Fizban, Nova Arcania, Unshleepd, Card Kingdom, Lionia, Nation1812, WLDO, Sahriastan, The Calabash Protectorate, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, The Blazeland Administration, and ROM.

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