by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Republic of Samstiel

“How about 'Sastiel'? 'Samstiel'?”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The Region That Has No Big Banks

OverviewPoliciesPeopleGovernmentEconomyRankTrendCards

Samstiel

Population328 million

Currencyangel
Animalhuman

The Republic of Samstiel is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 328 million Samstielians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 65.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Samstielian economy, worth 19.4 trillion angels a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 59,095 angels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Samstiel recently decided against having a capital city, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, the needs of the living outweigh the needs of the dead, and coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Samstiel's national animal is the human, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Samstiel is ranked 49,148th in the world and 69th in The Region That Has No Big Banks for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.48 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,589thMost Pacifist: 9,044thTop
10%
Most Influential: 13,333rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,516thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,706thNicest Citizens: 14,050thSafest: 14,138thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,569thMost Inclusive: 16,032ndHealthiest Citizens: 19,115th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Samstiel, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list.
  • : Following new legislation in Samstiel, the needs of the living outweigh the needs of the dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Samstiel, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Samstiel, Samstiel recently decided against having a capital city.
  • : Following new legislation in Samstiel, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Samstiel was endorsed by The *Insert something funny here of Peoples Republic of Peepeeland.
  • : Samstiel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Samstiel, mechanics are often exhausted by their work.
  • : Following new legislation in Samstiel, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Samstiel, large-girthed charity workers assign themselves healthy wages for their work with starving children.

More...

View Forum posts

Report