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The Confederacy of Saundie

“In cake we trust”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Confederacy of Saundie is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dr Cakeston with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 11.647 billion Saundieans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Defence, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cakeston. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.

Birth rates have hit an all-time low, cheesecakes are frequently shot for looking at people 'in a funny way', crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saundie's national animal is the cheesecake, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the cheesecake.

Saundie is ranked 264th in Lazarus and 7,104th in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 43 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 14 hours ago

  • 5 days ago: Saundie fell out of the world Top 10% for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Saundie, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Saundie, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in Saundie, cheesecakes are frequently shot for looking at people 'in a funny way'.
  • 24 days ago: Saundie fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Income Equality.
  • 24 days ago: Following new legislation in Saundie, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 24 days ago: Following new legislation in Saundie, Cakeston spends billions upgrading public transport.
  • 25 days ago: Saundie was endorsed by The Paradox of Dalimbar.
  • 27 days ago: Saundie was endorsed by The Pirates of The Floodcity.
  • 28 days ago: Following new legislation in Saundie, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.

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