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Largest Publishing Industry: 357th Highest Crime Rates: 915th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,084th
The Homosocial Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Republic of Brothers
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Saint-Sebastian

Population17.316 billion

CapitalStonewall
LeaderRosko Alaska

CurrencyPink Pound
Animalcatamount

The Homosocial Republic of Saint-Sebastian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Rosko Alaska with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cheerful population of 17.316 billion Saints have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stonewall. The average income tax rate is 2.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saintly economy, worth a remarkable 3,083 trillion Pink Pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 178,067 Pink Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Former strategic allies are threatening annihilation to Saint-Sebastian for reneging on weapons supply contracts, popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Stonewall River, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, and businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Saint-Sebastian's national animal is the catamount, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Saint-Sebastian is ranked 357th in the world and 1st in The Revolutionary Communist Alliance for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 48,030.87 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 357thHighest Crime Rates: 915thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,084thLargest Retail Industry: 1,458thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,720thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,809thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,198thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,322ndMost Inclusive: 2,481stSmartest Citizens: 2,719thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,817thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,822ndMost Avoided: 2,825thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,091stHighest Economic Output: 3,294thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,123rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,884thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,056thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,300thFattest Citizens: 5,390thLargest Black Market: 6,230thMost Secular: 6,874thLargest Populations: 7,306thHighest Average Incomes: 7,998thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,387thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,367thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,675thMost Armed: 13,511thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,880thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,168th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Average: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the region

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