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The Maritime Republic of Saltpans

“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The Allied Republics

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The Maritime Republic of Saltpans is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by The Board with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service. The compassionate, intelligent population of 5.373 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although the Environment and Healthcare are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sunspear. The average income tax rate is 79%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

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, and its currency is the Republic Dollar.

Saltpans is ranked 16th in The Allied Republics and 27,017th in the world for Highest Drug Use, scoring 84 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 23 days ago

  • 1 day 21 hours ago: Saltpans fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 4 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed (last census: Top 5%).
  • 5 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: #1).
  • 21 days ago: Saltpans fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Godforsaken.
  • 31 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
  • 31 days ago: Saltpans fell out of the regional Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • 35 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • 35 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 36 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extreme (last census: Top 5%).
  • 45 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.

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