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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
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Regional Influence: Dealmaker

Location: International Democratic Union

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Population28.271 billion

LeaderChancellor Ethan Ringrose
FaithChurch of Sanctaria


The Divine Federation of Sanctaria is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Chancellor Ethan Ringrose with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, hatred of cheese, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 28.271 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus. The average income tax rate is 88.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sanctarian economy, worth a remarkable 2,744 trillion pounds a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,092 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Motels cater primarily to adulterers, voting is voluntary, residents firmly believe there is no spoon (Sanctaria has found 4 easter eggs), and the Random Number Gods do play dice with the universe (Sanctaria has found 4 easter eggs). 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 289,062nd in the world and 88th in International Democratic Union for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -17.66 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Most Influential: 946thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,810thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,254thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,257thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,524thBest Weather: 3,894thHealthiest Citizens: 4,236thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,530thLargest Populations: 4,855thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,025thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,019thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,354thSafest: 6,377thMost Pacifist: 6,580thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,806thHighest Economic Output: 7,628thMost Cultured: 7,662ndMost Developed: 8,149thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,221stLowest Crime Rates: 8,986thNicest Citizens: 9,399thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,481stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,523rdMost Stationary: 10,076thSmartest Citizens: 10,085thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,107thHighest Food Quality: 10,183rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,288thTop
Largest Governments: 18,693rdMost Inclusive: 26,404thHighest Poor Incomes: 26,774th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the region

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