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The Jeffersonian Democracy of Saturns Edge

“Make the planet great again.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: Lazarus


Saturns Edge

Population11.701 billion

CapitalHyperion Rift
LeaderJustin Barack Macron


The Jeffersonian Democracy of Saturns Edge is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Justin Barack Macron with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 11.701 billion Saturnians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hyperion Rift. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Saturnian economy, worth a remarkable 1,515 trillion Sickles a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 129,547 Sickles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, Saturnian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, and voting is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saturns Edge's national animal is the Kaiju, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Saturns Edge is ranked 206,903rd in the world and 7,599th in Lazarus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -13.49 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 326thBest Weather: 727thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 781stLargest Welfare Programs: 960thMost Beautiful Environments: 992ndMost Pacifist: 1,178thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,270thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,322ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,692ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,978thSafest: 2,037thHealthiest Citizens: 2,067thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,172ndMost Influential: 2,211thNicest Citizens: 2,323rdMost Inclusive: 2,695thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,697thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,846thLowest Crime Rates: 3,164thLargest Governments: 3,840thMost Developed: 4,656thMost Cultured: 4,870thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,022ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,098thSmartest Citizens: 7,536thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,271stTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,434thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,768thMost Secular: 13,925thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,008thMost Income Equality: 17,633rdHighest Average Incomes: 18,924thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,514thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,623rd
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 32nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 50th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 57th in the regionMost Pacifist: 58th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 85th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 93rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 104th in the regionNicest Citizens: 105th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 107th in the regionSafest: 115th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 143rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 173rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 173rd in the regionLargest Governments: 191st in the regionMost Developed: 238th in the regionMost Cultured: 252nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 383rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 394th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 397th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 438th in the regionMost Income Equality: 487th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 504th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 526th in the regionMost Secular: 760th in the region

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