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Sophos Saltus

Population905 million

CapitalRectio City
LeaderQueen Emily Stone


The Great Nation of Sophos Saltus is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Emily Stone with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 905 million Sophos Saltusians 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 Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rectio City. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Sophos Saltusian economy, worth 74.5 trillion Riyals a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 82,329 Riyals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, the SSBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, and pretty hair and tight shorts are considered to be essentials for successful political lobbyists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sophos Saltus's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sophos Saltus is ranked 63,716th in the world and 407th in Europeia for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 2,160.13 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,238thSafest: 4,374thMost Influential: 4,453rdMost Pacifist: 4,587thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,715thNicest Citizens: 6,143rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,860thBest Weather: 6,963rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,513thHealthiest Citizens: 7,713thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,028thMost Inclusive: 8,182ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,798thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,315thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 10,577thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,765thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,563rdLargest Publishing Industry: 14,077thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,286thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,314thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,706thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,171stMost Income Equality: 15,314thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,730thMost Cultured: 17,610thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,270thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,527th
Safest: 52nd in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 62nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 67th in the regionMost Pacifist: 68th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 81st in the regionNicest Citizens: 85th in the regionBest Weather: 88th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 101st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 109th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 109th in the region

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