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The Divine Federation of Sanctaria

“Dura Lex Sed Lex”

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

Location: International Democratic Union

Regional Influence: Ambassador

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Sanctaria was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 126

The Divine Federation of Sanctaria is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chancellor Charlene Hendry with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 22.932 billion Sanctarians 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 enormous government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sanctarian economy, worth a remarkable 2,121 trillion pounds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,529 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics, cults that offer eternal life after death to those who follow a self-sacrificing saviour are frowned upon, motels cater primarily to adulterers, and voting is voluntary. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanctaria's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Sanctaria.

Sanctaria is ranked 205,359th in the world and 118th in International Democratic Union for Most Secular, with 13.44 Atheism Rate.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,484thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,039thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,425thHealthiest Citizens: 3,909thBest Weather: 4,157thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,801stLargest Populations: 5,336thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,374thMost Pacifist: 6,448thSafest: 6,458thMost Cultured: 6,684thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,714thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,906thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,180thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,444thMost Developed: 7,579thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,614thHighest Economic Output: 7,737thLowest Crime Rates: 8,068thNicest Citizens: 8,550thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,681stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,284thSmartest Citizens: 10,583rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,085thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,283rdMost Stationary: 14,308thLargest Governments: 18,170thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,436thMost Inclusive: 23,991st
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Healthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 15 » New Lusitania and the Algarves, Grosseschnauzer, Osirisa, Grellania, Comhar, The Crimean Enclave, United New England, Trive 38, -Astoria, Gardavasque, Libertas Omnium Maximus, Ponoxien, Lauchenoiria, Aertemedia, and Bears Armed Mission.