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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, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Board with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls. The compassionate, intelligent population of 5.077 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 is mainly concerned with Education, although the Environment and Healthcare are secondary priorities. 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 80th in The Allied Republics and 106,766th in the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -6 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 hours ago

  • 7 days ago: Saltpans fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Cultured.
  • 10 days ago: Saltpans fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 11 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 13 days ago: Saltpans was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 13 days ago: Saltpans fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 15 days ago: Saltpans fell out of the regional Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Saltpans, students cut up leftover Republic Dollars during Arts and Crafts.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Saltpans, euthanasia is legal.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Saltpans, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Saltpans, the state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers.

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