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The Rational Republic of Sanden

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Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Sanden

Population14.896 billion

CapitalNotlock City
LeaderHarold Stassen
FaithRationalism

CurrencyShard
AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Rational Republic of Sanden is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Harold Stassen with a fair hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.896 billion Sandenians 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 enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,075 trillion Shards a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,191 Shards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, loans are available for students from poor families, and all streets are privately owned toll roads. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanden's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Rationalism.

Sanden is ranked 157,994th in the world and 6,251st in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -4.47 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,113thMost Influential: 1,396thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,665thMost Stationary: 3,636thSafest: 4,117thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,013thBest Weather: 5,501stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,356thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,413thNicest Citizens: 8,520thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,426thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,018thTop
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Most Cultured: 11,988thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,443rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,579thLargest Populations: 13,507thMost Pacifist: 13,526thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,660thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,112thHealthiest Citizens: 14,248thHighest Economic Output: 15,570thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,629thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,590thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,254thSmartest Citizens: 18,359thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,284thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,700thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,289thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,477th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 87th in the regionSafest: 140th in the regionMost Influential: 142nd in the regionLargest Populations: 152nd in the regionBest Weather: 171st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 181st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 205th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 257th in the regionNicest Citizens: 278th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 283rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 300th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 308th in the regionMost Cultured: 341st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 370th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 378th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 428th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 437th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 457th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 505th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 533rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 534th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 544th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 548th in the regionMost Pacifist: 551st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 552nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 584th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 589th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 609th in the regionMost Developed: 617th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 637th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 717th in the region

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