The Rational Republic of Sanden
“Lumen Ad Ceteros”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Location: the South Pacific
Regional Influence: Squire
The Rational Republic of Sanden is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Harold Stassen with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.705 billion Sandenians 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, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 82.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,116 trillion Shards a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 66,863 Shards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, loans are available for students from poor families, and all streets are privately owned toll roads. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanden's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Rationalism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Sanden voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands".
- : Sanden voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ellenburg".
- : Sanden endorsed The Xenodochial Republic of Kiani.
- : Sanden was endorsed by The Xenodochial Republic of Kiani.
- : Sanden's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : Sanden endorsed The Confederation of New Plant.
- : Sanden was endorsed by The Confederation of New Plant.
- : Sanden was endorsed by The Democratic Superpower of The American Anarchist Empire.
- : Sanden voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Regulation on the Integrity of Genetic Data".
- : Sanden endorsed The Democratic Superpower of The American Anarchist Empire.
Endorsements Received: 198 » Bear Connors Paradiso, Curlyhoward, Kiasu-ism, Darakin, Drugged Monkeys, Tsunamy, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, The United Expanse, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, FreeFishers, Kholdan, The Solar System Scope, Transtemporal Shifts, Techganet, Erinor, Abarri, Auphelia, Centristvill, Jehenna, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Tsvetania, Si-topia, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Rebel-topia, The naked people, Moreana, Escevola, Volaworand, Sedunn, Calistan, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Briantown, Nova Montron, North Kanuckistan, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Isokenzar, USNE2018, Yeldarbsland, Xandev, Qvait, The Filippinas, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, and 148 others.Maeiland, Pamela And Hepatitis, North Catimestistrianes, Stoniamera, Drystar, Dasko, Nowa Europa, Amerion, Aurcania, Pax Dracon, Mapico, Noveos, Direwolf1, Oreo States, Bleakfoot, PenguinPies, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Kandorith, Holy Free, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, InnWorm, Baltenlands, Anserisa, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Iym Winterless, Axis Mundi, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Shefino, Page 53, Bumblegaria, Quh, Marinho Islands, Compli, Markla, The Worst army of, Dirkistan, Laamiva, Corgitopiaa, Valdutz, Myness, Royaltica, Midand, Concrete Slab, Andinla, Tioloman, Gonrati, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, House Ahsanul, Tepertopia, Brunier, Phanama, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, Seythennia, Vanbella, Eskvenn, Silmad, Apartment 11F, WI SD EA D, Yellunstryer, Berlana, Euro Pacifica, Los Rodeos, Blondiesland, Venethort, Xergiokia, The Imperial Frost Federation, Wakandan Tribes, Roterdamia, Kingpins, Blaufrankisch, Doss Kingly, Treir, The White Isles, Ralphburg, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Margila Islands, Lionstrapower, Truskawkoland, Levistian, Holota, The Founding Citadel, Doge Land, Qawe, LadyRebels, The Altan, Yeses, Western Fardelshufflestein, Scu Greinne, Eddonia, Shuckle Empire, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sapientiano, Proctethia, Enplatia, New Itomorii, St Scurry and Jelly, Libedistan, Rubelios, Westenhald, Arvan Irawer, Freedoom, Noimosini, Sodor and Mann, The United Australian States, Populaa, Ipugao, Drugged up Kitties, Oxyliteral, The island of Sorna, Ethoodly, Bohenia, Alambar, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Kaoia, JavaSiege, Rhetiaa, Ragabania, Kaleidescooptopia, Peoples Republic of TempleLandia, Agletgreenia, Beblahbleblo, Eastern Mekong, Storalia, Anatasha, New Sanet, Weissmans, Fronern, Independent State of Arstotzka, Green Sofia, Solanosco, Galebland, Danily, Esfalsa, Shadow Void, Drew Durrnil, Vicken, Nyxonia, Eternal Memedom, Bizzie, The Kies, Linguiniland, Farelonia, The American Anarchist Empire, New Plant, and Kiani.