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The Principality of Sayet

“We Serve”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific



Population532 million

CapitalFree City of Saint John


The Principality of Sayet is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, ubiquitous missile silos, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 532 million Sayetians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Free City of Saint John. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.7%.

The powerhouse Sayetian economy, worth 58.3 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an impressive 109,670 florins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 441,653 per year while the poor average 18,210, a ratio of 24.3 to 1.

Administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture, there's more vermin than ever on the metro, amorous nobles always bring the same disappointing gift to weddings, and Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Sayet's national animal is the cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sayet is ranked 126,197th in the world and 5,031st in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 37.44 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,256thFattest Citizens: 3,205thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,413thLargest Retail Industry: 3,692ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,130thMost Influential: 4,356thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,641stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,886thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,178thMost Avoided: 6,312thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,441stLargest Insurance Industry: 8,239thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,603rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,250thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,986thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,183rdMost Corrupt Governments: 13,410thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,381st
Fattest Citizens: 64th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 75th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 91st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 96th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 125th in the regionMost Avoided: 141st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 146th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 169th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 223rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 231st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 294th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 313th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 352nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 356th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 378th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 403rd in the regionMost Influential: 446th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 477th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 515th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 663rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sayet was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Sayet, Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room.
  • : Sayet was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Sayet, amorous nobles always bring the same disappointing gift to weddings.
  • : Sayet was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Sayet, there's more vermin than ever on the metro.
  • : Following new legislation in Sayet, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • : Sayet endorsed The Republic of Samogitija.
  • : Following new legislation in Sayet, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Following new legislation in Sayet, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.


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