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The Union of Northern African Sahara

“Unity, Freedom, and Peace!”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: 10000 Islands

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Northern African Sahara

Population14.053 billion

CapitalAlexandria Federal City
LeaderRahim Akhter
FaithState Secularism

CurrencyNAS Dollar
AnimalHawk

The Union of Northern African Sahara is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Rahim Akhter with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 14.053 billion Northern African Saharans 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, corrupt, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexandria Federal City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Northern African Saharan economy, worth a remarkable 4,290 trillion NAS Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 305,288 NAS Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, relationships often break down when doctors tell couples they are genetically incompatible, and the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Northern African Sahara after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Northern African Sahara's national animal is the Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is State Secularism.

Northern African Sahara is ranked 14,440th in the world and 228th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 9,479.1 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 117thSafest: 313thHighest Average Tax Rates: 314thLargest Governments: 396thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 398thLowest Crime Rates: 427thMost Scientifically Advanced: 449thSmartest Citizens: 484thMost Developed: 545thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 552ndLongest Average Lifespans: 596thLargest Information Technology Sector: 655thHighest Poor Incomes: 682ndMost Inclusive: 699thMost Beautiful Environments: 761stMost Patriotic: 785thHealthiest Citizens: 827thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 888thHighest Food Quality: 983rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,023rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,077thMost Secular: 1,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,397thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,439thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,482ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,529thHighest Average Incomes: 2,196thBest Weather: 2,266thMost Cultured: 2,486thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,628thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,164thRudest Citizens: 3,324thHighest Economic Output: 3,387thNicest Citizens: 3,833rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,728thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,521stMost Influential: 9,801stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 14,421stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,440thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,656thMost Income Equality: 19,417thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,741stLargest Populations: 22,536thLargest Welfare Programs: 26,945th
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Largest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Patriotic: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 24th in the regionMost Secular: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 41st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 46th in the regionMost Cultured: 46th in the regionBest Weather: 51st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 56th in the regionRudest Citizens: 65th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 68th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 88th in the regionMost Income Equality: 103rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 120th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 139th in the region

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