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The Social Liberal Democracy of Sail Nation

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Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Lorania

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

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The Social Liberal Democracy of Sail Nation is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Somebody with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.827 billion Sailors 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 morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Boatopia. The average income tax rate is 87.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saili economy, worth 210 trillion Knots a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 74,325 Knots, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal, the new coalition government is so large nobody knows where it begins, politicians who vacation in East Lebatuck lose their jobs upon their return, and social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sail Nation's national animal is the Reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Protestant Christianity.

Sail Nation is ranked 238,607th in the world and 42nd in Lorania for Most Secular, with 5.13 Atheism Rate.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,546thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,092ndMost Devout: 5,267thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,301stBest Weather: 6,656thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,337thMost Influential: 7,346thMost Pacifist: 8,410thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,417thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,845thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,955thNicest Citizens: 9,885thHealthiest Citizens: 10,257thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,658thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,675thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,033rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,284thMost Inclusive: 11,289thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,722ndMost Cultured: 15,871stMost Developed: 17,133rdMost Subsidized Industry: 17,959thSmartest Citizens: 21,168thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,428thSafest: 22,723rdLargest Governments: 23,003rdLowest Crime Rates: 23,929thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,189th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 10 » Stolkland, Waldoven, Valinaria, Mahishmati, Matroyska, Tai Pei, Variz, Seven Seas, Sirian, and Valdiria.