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The Republic of SAK081

“I'm sorry, you were too slow.”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The free society of Tic Tacs

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SAK081

Population1.717 billion

Currencychip
Animalsloth

The Republic of SAK081 is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.717 billion SAK081ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 28.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong SAK081ian economy, worth 124 trillion chips a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 72,575 chips, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air SAK081 flights to avoid the pay lavatories, endangered species are effective hostages against the SAK081ian military, sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors, and smoking is banned in public areas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SAK081's national animal is the sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

SAK081 is ranked 43,006th in the world and 374th in The free society of Tic Tacs for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,610.73 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 5,247thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,918thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,770thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,831stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,290thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,377th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 15th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 35th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 55th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 83rd in the regionBest Weather: 88th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 94th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 98th in the regionMost Secular: 100th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 105th in the regionMost Conservative: 108th in the regionLargest Populations: 115th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 119th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 120th in the regionMost Developed: 129th in the regionMost Influential: 135th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 141st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 149th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 158th in the region

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