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Sanctaria was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 126
The Divine Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Dura Lex Sed Lex
Regional Influence
Instigator
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Divine Republic of Sanctaria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Mark Kindle with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, hatred of cheese, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 13.264 billion Sanctarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Sanctarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,007 trillion pounds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 75,927 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', a flood of mandatory divorces burden the courts, punitive tariffs protect local industry, and pony-derived products are greasing the wheels of industry. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanctaria's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Sanctaria is ranked 83rd in International Democratic Union and 104,584th in the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -1 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sanctaria fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Sanctaria fell out of the regional Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Best Weather.
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Sanctaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Inclusive.
  • : Sanctaria lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.
  • : Sanctaria lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.

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