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The Divine Federation of Sanctaria

Sanctaria was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 126

“Dura Lex Sed Lex”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Auxiliary

Location: International Democratic Union

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Sanctaria

Population22.648 billion

CapitalSanctus
LeaderChancellor Charlene Hendry
FaithChurch of Sanctaria

Currencypound
Animaldeer

The Divine Federation of Sanctaria is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chancellor Charlene Hendry with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 22.648 billion Sanctarians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus. The average income tax rate is 83.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sanctarian economy, worth a remarkable 2,139 trillion pounds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 94,448 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics, cults that offer eternal life after death to those who follow a self-sacrificing saviour are frowned upon, motels cater primarily to adulterers, and voting is voluntary. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanctaria's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Sanctaria.

Sanctaria is ranked 46,756th in the world and 48th in International Democratic Union for Most Politically Free, scoring 76.57 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Influential: 1,872ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,552ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,115thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,417thHealthiest Citizens: 3,837thBest Weather: 4,278thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,753rdLargest Populations: 5,330thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,489thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,107thSafest: 6,299thMost Pacifist: 6,412thMost Cultured: 6,574thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,817thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,452ndMost Developed: 7,481stHighest Economic Output: 7,530thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,717thLowest Crime Rates: 7,943rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,089thNicest Citizens: 8,415thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,537thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,140thSmartest Citizens: 10,314thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,949thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,618thMost Stationary: 14,502ndLargest Governments: 18,103rdHighest Poor Incomes: 22,628thMost Inclusive: 23,929th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sanctaria's influence in International Democratic Union rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Sanctaria was endorsed by The Resurgent Republic of Aertemedia.
  • : Sanctaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Death Penalty Ban"".
  • : Sanctaria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend King HEM".
  • : Sanctaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom of Assembly"".
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sanctaria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Treatment of Prisoners".

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