The Maritime Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
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The Maritime Republic of Saltpans is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Board with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.605 billion Saltpansians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sunspear. The average income tax rate is 75.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Saltpansian economy, worth 431 trillion Republic Dollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 77,016 Republic Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, euthanasia is legal, and students cut up leftover Republic Dollars during Arts and Crafts. Crime is totally unknown. Saltpans's national animal is the Herring, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Saltpans is ranked 27th in The Far Reach and 125,277th in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 0.037 Stalins.

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