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Highest Crime Rates: 2,553rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,672nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,196th
The Spanish Sultanate of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
Adelante! Su majestad es despiadado
Sultan Selim II
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Sainoland

Population1.38 billion

CapitalHispania
LeaderSultan Selim II
FaithSunni Islam

CurrencyPeseta
AnimalBlack Eagle

The Spanish Sultanate of Sainoland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sultan Selim II with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.38 billion Sainoes 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 government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hispania. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The all-consuming Sainolandian economy, worth 148 trillion Pesetas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 107,332 Pesetas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 373,339 per year while the poor average 22,487, a ratio of 16.6 to 1.

The government has certified several glow-in-the-dark athletes as drug free, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires, it's illegal to exterminate cockroaches, and subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Sainoland's national animal is the Black Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sunni Islam.

Sainoland is ranked 98,149th in the world and 214th in Thaecia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,152.37 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 2,553rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,672ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,196thMost Avoided: 3,564thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,576thFattest Citizens: 3,788thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,386thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,048thLargest Mining Sector: 5,132ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,715thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,812thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,977thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,786thMost Armed: 10,691stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,730thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,846th
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Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 17th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the region

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