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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 925thMost Influential: 1,465thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,685th
The Rational Republic of
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Sanden

Population16.754 billion

CapitalNotlock City
LeaderHarold Stassen
FaithRationalism

CurrencyShard
AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Rational Republic of Sanden is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Harold Stassen with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.754 billion Sandenians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 82.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,120 trillion Shards a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 66,863 Shards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, loans are available for students from poor families, and all streets are privately owned toll roads. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanden's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Rationalism.

Sanden is ranked 196,695th in the world and 6,916th in the South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 8.15 Obesity Rate.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,685thMost Stationary: 3,443rdSafest: 4,155thBest Weather: 4,578thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,620thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,213thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,227thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,947thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,768thNicest Citizens: 9,338thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,502ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,642ndTop
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Most Cultured: 12,289thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,530thMost Pacifist: 12,818thLargest Populations: 13,060thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,273rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,153rdHealthiest Citizens: 14,271stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,332ndHighest Economic Output: 16,416thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,657thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,892ndSmartest Citizens: 18,963rdMost Developed: 19,115thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,815thLowest Crime Rates: 20,399thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,992ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,481stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,698th
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Most Stationary: 80th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 136th in the regionSafest: 137th in the regionLargest Populations: 148th in the regionMost Influential: 151st in the regionBest Weather: 159th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 179th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 181st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 206th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 229th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 294th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 308th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 340th in the regionNicest Citizens: 346th in the regionMost Cultured: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 392nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 398th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 415th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 463rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 469th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 482nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 487th in the regionMost Pacifist: 527th in the regionMost Developed: 573rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 577th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 578th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 603rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 621st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 665th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 669th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 710th in the region

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