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The Confederacy of Saundie

“In cake we trust” Dr Cakeston

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Saundie

Population24.503 billion

CapitalCakeston
LeaderDr Cakeston

Currencycheesecake
Animalcheesecake

The Confederacy of Saundie is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Dr Cakeston with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 24.503 billion Saundieans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cakeston. The average income tax rate is 5.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saundiean economy, worth a remarkable 3,872 trillion cheesecakes a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 158,042 cheesecakes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, and the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Saundie's national animal is the cheesecake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Saundie is ranked 198,294th in the world and 7,114th in Lazarus for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -12.49 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 267thHealthiest Citizens: 580thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 670thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,031stBest Weather: 1,158thTop
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Safest: 2,135thMost Influential: 2,637thHighest Economic Output: 2,782ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,803rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,046thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,111thMost Developed: 3,172ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,248thLargest Populations: 3,745thMost Cultured: 4,255thSmartest Citizens: 4,872ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,980thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,163rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,543rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,287thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,630thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 10,608thNudest: 10,840thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,349thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,667thHighest Average Incomes: 11,801stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,899thHighest Drug Use: 12,623rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,176thMost Inclusive: 15,556thMost Efficient Economies: 16,978thMost Stationary: 18,120th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 28th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the regionBest Weather: 53rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 61st in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 115th in the regionSafest: 119th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 127th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 142nd in the regionMost Developed: 150th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 170th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 176th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 203rd in the regionMost Cultured: 209th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 243rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 252nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 273rd in the regionMost Stationary: 278th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 416th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 430th in the regionRudest Citizens: 435th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 449th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 515th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 635th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 660th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 687th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 695th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 761st in the region

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