Most Politically Free: 2,560th Least Corrupt Governments: 2,626th Most Advanced Public Education: 2,732nd
The Maritime Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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The Maritime Republic of Saltpans is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Board with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.813 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sunspear. The average income tax rate is 76.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Saltpansian economy, worth 458 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 reasonably common. Average income is 78,838 Republic Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is seen as openly hostile to all religion, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, and almost all of Saltpans's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices. Crime is totally unknown. Saltpans's national animal is the Herring, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Saltpans is ranked 161,577th in the world and 251st in The Allied States for Most Armed, with 0.14 Weapons Per Person.

Most Politically Free: 2,560thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,626thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,732ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,920thMost Pacifist: 4,911thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,315thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,323rdNicest Citizens: 6,105thSafest: 6,493rdMost Rebellious Youth: 6,631stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,674thMost Cultured: 7,234thSmartest Citizens: 7,436thMost Developed: 8,080thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,499thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,573rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,605thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,503rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,021stNudest: 15,275th
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Income Equality: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionMost Extreme: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Saltpans's influence in The Allied States rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Saltpans's influence in The Allied States rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Saltpans was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and Most Developed.
  • : Saltpans's influence in The Allied States rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Saltpans voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Foreign Patent Act".
  • : Saltpans was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Saltpans applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Saltpans altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Saltpans, almost all of Saltpans's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in Saltpans, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations.


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