by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,093rd Most Influential: 1,480th Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,623rd
The Rational Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
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Population13.282 billion

CapitalNotlock City
LeaderEstes Kefauver

AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Rational Republic of Sanden is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Estes Kefauver with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.282 billion Sandenians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 72.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth 946 trillion Shards a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,297 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 1,093rd in the world and 159th in the South Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 136 Valid Endorsements.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,093rdMost Influential: 1,480thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,623rdMost Stationary: 3,908thSafest: 4,177thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,970thBest Weather: 5,782ndNicest Citizens: 7,602ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,231stTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 9,289thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,631stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,878thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,053rdMost Pacifist: 11,196thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,468thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,789thMost Cultured: 12,564thLargest Populations: 13,937thHealthiest Citizens: 14,224thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,977thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,187thHighest Economic Output: 15,327thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,321stMost Rebellious Youth: 16,590th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Stationary: 89th in the regionSafest: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 134th in the regionLargest Populations: 153rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 159th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 184th in the regionBest Weather: 184th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 219th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 248th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 260th in the regionNicest Citizens: 267th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 289th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 337th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 337th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 350th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 353rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 396th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 406th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 413th in the regionMost Pacifist: 419th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 437th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 459th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 489th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 501st in the regionMost Developed: 557th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 591st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 598th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 606th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 669th in the region

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