by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,351stMost Influential: 3,758thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,103rd
The 3rd Tsardom of
Father Knows Best State
Glory to the Flag!
Tsar Peter IV
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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East Sakhlin

Population8.381 billion

LeaderTsar Peter IV
FaithRussian Orthodox

CurrencyNew Ruble

The 3rd Tsardom of East Sakhlin is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Tsar Peter IV with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, disturbing lack of elderly people, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 8.381 billion Sakhalinsks are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poronaysk. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient East Sakhlinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,047 trillion New Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 124,951 New Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tuba players are paid to quietly whisper into their instruments, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows, army doctors who come under attack defend themselves by using stethoscopes like nunchaku, and ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Sakhlin's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Russian Orthodox.

East Sakhlin is ranked 16,039th in the world and 382nd in The East Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 99.96 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,351stMost Influential: 3,758thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,103rdMost Patriotic: 6,583rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,424thBest Weather: 7,613thLowest Crime Rates: 7,919thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,133rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,881stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,592ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,624thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,739thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,531stMost Corrupt Governments: 11,079thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,354thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,640thLargest Governments: 11,711thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,750thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,892ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,144thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,227thSmartest Citizens: 15,439thHealthiest Citizens: 15,505thMost Efficient Economies: 16,039thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,275thHighest Economic Output: 20,270thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,573rdMost Developed: 23,254thHighest Average Incomes: 23,909thMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,383rdLargest Publishing Industry: 25,019th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 121st in the regionMost Patriotic: 160th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 163rd in the regionBest Weather: 214th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 217th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 218th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 220th in the regionMost Influential: 221st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 239th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 239th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 239th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 262nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 264th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 265th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 266th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 272nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 293rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 306th in the regionLargest Governments: 323rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 341st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 370th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 382nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 386th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 453rd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 484th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 488th in the regionLargest Populations: 502nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 547th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 549th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 583rd in the regionMost Developed: 625th in the regionMost Devout: 637th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 637th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 747th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 835th in the regionMost Cultured: 852nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 887th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 892nd in the region

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