by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,040thMost Influential: 1,482ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,648th
The Rational Republic of
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Population16.302 billion

CapitalNotlock City
LeaderHarold Stassen

AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Rational Republic of Sanden is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Harold Stassen with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.302 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, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 79.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,134 trillion Shards a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 69,607 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 5,170th in the world and 212th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.1 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,040thMost Influential: 1,482ndTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,648thMost Stationary: 3,490thSafest: 4,059thBest Weather: 4,848thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,170thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,607thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,764thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,368thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,122ndNicest Citizens: 9,152ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,137thTop
Most Cultured: 12,128thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,184thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,646thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,103rdLargest Populations: 13,130thMost Pacifist: 13,202ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,157thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,509thHighest Economic Output: 15,891stMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,632ndSmartest Citizens: 18,648thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,839thMost Developed: 19,090thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,342ndLowest Crime Rates: 20,117thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,588thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,754thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,407thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,702nd
Most Stationary: 80th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 84th in the regionMost Influential: 136th in the regionSafest: 146th in the regionLargest Populations: 146th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 162nd in the regionBest Weather: 162nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 172nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 210th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 212th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 239th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 294th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 295th in the regionNicest Citizens: 331st in the regionMost Cultured: 354th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 368th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 406th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 418th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 451st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 467th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 471st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 501st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 506th in the regionMost Pacifist: 520th in the regionMost Developed: 556th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 562nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 572nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 573rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 582nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 609th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 718th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 719th in the region

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