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The Commonwealth of Santa Long

“Every Man A King!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Union of Nationalists

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Santa Long

Population160 million

CurrencyGreenback
AnimalEagle

The Commonwealth of Santa Long is a very large, orderly nation, notable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 160 million Santa Longians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 35.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Santa Longian economy, worth 7.46 trillion Greenbacks a year, is dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 46,613 Greenbacks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens who leave the nation for work are instantly charged with treason, the letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, and every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Santa Long's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Santa Long is ranked 129,647th in the world and 21st in Union of Nationalists for Most Developed, scoring 48.56 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,424thTop
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Most Conservative: 9,500thMost Authoritarian: 11,082nd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains.
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather.
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, the letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together.
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, citizens who leave the nation for work are instantly charged with treason.
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, statue-sitting has replaced the stake-out as the dullest form of police duty.
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street.
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, Leader's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Santa Long City generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old".
  • : Following new legislation in Santa Long, criminals are thrown to the Eagles to repay their debt to society.

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