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The Republic of Scanhangstan

“Strength Through Compliance”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population3.303 billion

LeaderSupreme Leader Mack


The Republic of Scanhangstan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Mack with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.303 billion Scanhangstanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Macksburg. The average income tax rate is 64.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Scanhangstanian economy, worth 350 trillion kroner a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 106,048 kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Counselors diagnose their clients with motherboard complexes, there's more vermin than ever on the metro, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, and concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scanhangstan's national animal is the tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Scanhangstan is ranked 139,896th in the world and 5,819th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 637.77 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,110thMost Influential: 1,561stTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 10,018thRudest Citizens: 10,585thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,451stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,765thTop
Most Developed: 14,738thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,782ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,858thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,057thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,178thSmartest Citizens: 20,628thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,885thMost Efficient Economies: 21,920thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,375thLowest Crime Rates: 22,704thSafest: 23,004thMost Average: 23,820th
Most Average: 237th in the regionRudest Citizens: 465th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 466th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 479th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 500th in the regionMost Influential: 649th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 735th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 767th in the regionMost Developed: 833rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 952nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 981st in the region

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