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The Rational Republic of Sanden

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Category: New York Times Democracy
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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.

Sanden is ranked 208,210th in the world and 6,753rd in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.5 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 973rdMost Influential: 1,460thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,667thMost Stationary: 3,469thSafest: 4,126thBest Weather: 4,587thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,619thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,174thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,223rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,923rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,750thNicest Citizens: 9,298thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,446thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,665thTop
Most Cultured: 12,250thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,474thMost Pacifist: 12,789thLargest Populations: 13,067thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,206thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,125thHealthiest Citizens: 14,225thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,355thHighest Economic Output: 16,422ndMost Rebellious Youth: 18,680thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,895thSmartest Citizens: 18,952ndMost Developed: 19,124thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,789thLowest Crime Rates: 20,397thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,917thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,592ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,650th
Most Stationary: 80th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 82nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 136th in the regionSafest: 140th in the regionLargest Populations: 147th in the regionMost Influential: 150th in the regionBest Weather: 160th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 179th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 180th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 211th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 234th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 294th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 313th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 342nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 349th in the regionMost Cultured: 354th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 394th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 403rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 411th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 469th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 475th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 498th in the regionMost Pacifist: 520th in the regionMost Developed: 571st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 572nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 579th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 603rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 619th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 661st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 671st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 703rd in the region

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