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The Republic of Safas

“Here to create a world the way it should be” Storm

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The East Pacific



Population6.093 billion



The Republic of Safas is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Storm with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-working population of 6.093 billion Saffers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sletstad. The average income tax rate is 44.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Safasian economy, worth a remarkable 1,005 trillion Rand a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 164,986 Rand, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Storm For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Storm's supporters, Safasian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, and Storm spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Safas's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Safas is ranked 16,313th in the world and 235th in The East Pacific for Most Stationary, with 1,029.46866752852 Days.

Largest Retail Industry: 2,723rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,134thMost Influential: 4,406thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,119thLowest Crime Rates: 5,645thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,847thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,864thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,263rdMost Developed: 8,339thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,367thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,996thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,603rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,616thSmartest Citizens: 10,275thTop
Most Inclusive: 10,436thMost Efficient Economies: 10,543rdHighest Average Incomes: 10,556thBest Weather: 11,327thMost Secular: 11,546thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,576thMost Pacifist: 11,804thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,846thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,298thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,482ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,970thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,811thMost Stationary: 16,313thLargest Governments: 16,357thHighest Economic Output: 16,678thSafest: 18,721stMost Cultured: 19,112thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,440th
Largest Retail Industry: 70th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 152nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 157th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 189th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 206th in the regionMost Developed: 225th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 229th in the regionMost Stationary: 235th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 244th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 246th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 250th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 267th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 267th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 269th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 284th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 284th in the regionMost Influential: 300th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 322nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 324th in the regionBest Weather: 336th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 355th in the regionLargest Populations: 363rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 369th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 371st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 390th in the regionMost Secular: 419th in the regionMost Pacifist: 427th in the regionLargest Governments: 429th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 441st in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 452nd in the regionMost Cultured: 496th in the regionMost Average: 536th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 544th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 638th in the regionSafest: 688th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Safas, Storm spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders.
  • : Following new legislation in Safas, Safasian husbands are dead good at fathering kids.
  • : Following new legislation in Safas, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Storm For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Storm's supporters.
  • : Following new legislation in Safas, the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners.
  • : Following new legislation in Safas, libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in Safas, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in Safas, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Safas, concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas".
  • : Safas was endorsed by The Federal Republic of BuciLand.
  • : Following new legislation in Safas, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants.


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