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The Empire of San Castillo

“The true children of Mother Nature”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Empire of San Castillo is a huge, safe nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 472 million Hippies 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 Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shangri La. The average income tax rate is 74.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Hippie economy, worth 26.3 trillion Pépins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Trout Farming. Average income is 55,785 Pépins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The country is rumored to be a Brancalandian puppet state, Mr Happy's Funland has just been named San Castillo's new capital, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty, and shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. San Castillo's national animal is the Tropical Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

San Castillo is ranked 8,511th in the world and 230th in The East Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,120.44 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,718thMost Income Equality: 7,993rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,511thMost Influential: 9,497thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,950thTop
Safest: 11,018thMost Pacifist: 11,376thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,224thNicest Citizens: 16,671stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,504th
Largest Welfare Programs: 230th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 263rd in the regionSafest: 372nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 403rd in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 414th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 464th in the regionMost Influential: 530th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 568th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 575th in the regionNicest Citizens: 597th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 611th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 628th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 695th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 737th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 740th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 782nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 33 » Chalan, The Three States of Fortuna, H-Zhena, Brotherland, VW53Aland, Staynes, Zukchiva, The Eternal Land of Jong, Tretrid, Asendavia, Mays Austrian Nation, Ridann, Unger under over, Pakitsk, Wanabe, The Almighty Country, Elejamie, Goodnamesarerare, A Slanted Black Stripe, Evrigenis, Dark Edgyness, Stellar Colonies, Raunch, Sovietsoyuz, Technocratic Tagalog, Coruh, Modra, Wiranath, Libertanny, A mean old man, BuciLand, Santa Dystopia, and Refuge Isle.