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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, cultured nation, ruled by Harold Stassen with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.281 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, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 80.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,118 trillion Shards a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 68,724 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 10,957th in the world and 359th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 10,404.01 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,050thMost Influential: 1,477thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,636thMost Stationary: 3,498thSafest: 4,045thBest Weather: 4,833rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,154thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,477thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,592ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,345thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,080thNicest Citizens: 9,123rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,957thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,028thTop
Most Cultured: 12,101stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,555thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,078thMost Pacifist: 13,100thLargest Populations: 13,154thHealthiest Citizens: 14,140thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,137thHighest Economic Output: 16,076thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,436thSmartest Citizens: 18,665thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,832ndMost Developed: 19,084thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,234thLowest Crime Rates: 20,138thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,342ndMost Subsidized Industry: 20,544thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,090thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,348th
Most Stationary: 80th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 134th in the regionLargest Populations: 146th in the regionSafest: 148th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 160th in the regionBest Weather: 161st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 174th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 203rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 211th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 239th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 297th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 300th in the regionNicest Citizens: 329th in the regionMost Cultured: 355th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 359th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 405th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 405th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 455th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 459th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 473rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 508th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 510th in the regionMost Pacifist: 515th in the regionMost Developed: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 558th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 573rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 589th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 589th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 609th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 708th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 722nd in the region

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