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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,807thMost Developed: 2,363rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,481st
The Socialist Federation of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
For Progress, Democracy and Liberty of the Workers!
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Saralonia

Population5.142 billion

CapitalSaralonia City
LeaderProvisional National Assembly

CurrencySaralonian Pesos
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Socialist Federation of Saralonia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Provisional National Assembly with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 5.142 billion Saralonians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saralonia City. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Saralonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,094 trillion Saralonian Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 212,766 Saralonian Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, atheist missionaries spread doubt overseas, and orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saralonia's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Saralonia is ranked 14,090th in the world and 7th in Latinoamerica Libre for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 1,474.42 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,807thTop
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Most Developed: 2,363rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,481stLowest Crime Rates: 2,812thSmartest Citizens: 3,219thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,454thHealthiest Citizens: 3,494thMost Inclusive: 3,703rdLargest Governments: 3,724thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,768thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,260thMost Cultured: 4,681stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,778thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,972ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,018thHighest Average Incomes: 5,349thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,848thMost Secular: 5,901stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,904thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,976thNicest Citizens: 8,461stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,881stMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,162ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,639thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,983rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,633rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,971stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,220thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,412thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,389thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,092ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,394thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,090thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,349thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,570thHighest Economic Output: 15,602ndBest Weather: 22,103rd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Saralonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and the Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Saralonia, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Saralonia, atheist missionaries spread doubt overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Saralonia, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Saralonia, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Saralonia, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Saralonia lodged a message on the Latinoamerica Libre Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Saralonia, the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams.
  • : Following new legislation in Saralonia, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined.
  • : Following new legislation in Saralonia, school history books often refer to Provisional National Assembly as "that imperialist pig dog".

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