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Population3.94 billion



The Matriarchy of Sedek-Cantus is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Mother with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.94 billion Sedek-Cantusians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kalkhain. The average income tax rate is 75.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Sedek-Cantusian economy, worth 263 trillion Boonbucks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Average income is 66,838 Boonbucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Mother's wardrobe, and every school is receiving a brand new eraser. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sedek-Cantus's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sedek-Cantus is ranked 41,015th in the world and 531st in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 69.16 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 3,747thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,070thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,391stBest Weather: 6,815thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,842ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,451stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,415thHealthiest Citizens: 9,774thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,948thNicest Citizens: 10,372ndLongest Average Lifespans: 11,448thMost Pacifist: 11,937thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,191stTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,020thMost Inclusive: 13,588thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,582ndSafest: 15,651stMost Income Equality: 17,770thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,837thLowest Crime Rates: 18,194thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,669thMost Secular: 19,348thSmartest Citizens: 19,995thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,877thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,873rd
Most Income Equality: 93rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 103rd in the region

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