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The Republic of Saganea

“We are stardust. In the highest exalted way” Carl Sagan

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: The Pale Blue Region

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Saganea

Population5.895 billion

CapitalCygnus A
LeaderCarl Sagan

Currency∆v
AnimalTribble

The Republic of Saganea is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Carl Sagan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.895 billion Saganeans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cygnus A. The average income tax rate is 72.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Saganean economy, worth 241 trillion ∆vs 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 led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 40,907 ∆vs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, the government funds large training centres to turn Tribbles into functioning members of society, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, and Carl Sagan has just been declared ruler of Saganea in an international press conference. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saganea's national animal is the Tribble, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Saganea is ranked 43,741st in the world and 1st in The Pale Blue Region for Most Cultured, scoring 69 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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5%
Largest Welfare Programs: 5,415thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,422ndTop
10%
Safest: 10,223rdMost Rebellious Youth: 11,033rdMost Pacifist: 11,458thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,580thMost Secular: 13,636thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,810thMost Stationary: 14,382ndNudest: 16,158th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Saganea was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Saganea revoked posting privileges on the The Pale Blue Region Regional Message Board from nations in embassy regions.
  • : Saganea updated the World Factbook entry in The Pale Blue Region.
  • : Saganea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Saganea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Saganea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Saganea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Saganea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Saganea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Saganea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.

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