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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,492ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,730thMost Pacifist: 7,111th
The Matriarchy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Peace and Justice
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Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
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Political Freedom
Superb

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South Wal Saland

Population428 million

CapitalDove City

Currencyguilder
Animaldove

The Matriarchy of South Wal Saland is a huge, genial nation, notable for its infamous sell-swords, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 428 million Salandians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dove City. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The South Wal Salandian economy, worth 25.3 trillion guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 59,061 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

South Wal Salandian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of South Wal Saland's radio stations, paraplegics are told to walk it off, and glamping Salandians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Wal Saland's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

South Wal Saland is ranked 190,524th in the world and 366th in Forest for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -7.48 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,492ndTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 5,730thMost Pacifist: 7,111thSafest: 8,147thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,667thNicest Citizens: 10,028thTop
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Most Inclusive: 11,106thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,010thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,761stBest Weather: 18,040thMost Secular: 19,751stHealthiest Citizens: 20,587th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in South Wal Saland, glamping Salandians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in South Wal Saland, paraplegics are told to walk it off.
  • : Following new legislation in South Wal Saland, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of South Wal Saland's radio stations.
  • : South Wal Saland was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in South Wal Saland, South Wal Salandian husbands are dead good at fathering kids.
  • : Following new legislation in South Wal Saland, a surprising number of police officers have been arrested for dove sacrifices.
  • : Following new legislation in South Wal Saland, the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in South Wal Saland, hospitals in South Wal Saland are too busy serving the needs of Forest to see Salandians.
  • : Following new legislation in South Wal Saland, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'.
  • : South Wal Saland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.

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