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Most Influential: 4,853rd Most Politically Free: 5,051st Best Weather: 14,358th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
May the Pasta be with you
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Holy Strainer

Population3.042 billion

LeaderEmma MacGuffin
FaithReformed Pastafarianism

CurrencyStrainer
AnimalKoala

The Republic of Holy Strainer is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Emma MacGuffin with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.042 billion Strainerians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 54.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Holy Strainerian economy, worth 108 trillion Strainers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 35,789 Strainers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, the government pours millions of Strainers into rehabilitation programs annually, and community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Holy Strainer's national animal is the Koala, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Reformed Pastafarianism.

Holy Strainer is ranked 40,201st in the world and 2,150th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 103.31 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Influential: 4,853rdMost Politically Free: 5,051stTop
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Best Weather: 14,358thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,792nd
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Most Politically Free: 111th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 794th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 957th in the regionLargest Populations: 960th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 969th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Holy Strainer was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Strainer, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Strainer, the government pours millions of Strainers into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Strainer, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.
  • : Holy Strainer's influence in The North Pacific fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Holy Strainer was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Holy Strainer was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Holy Strainer was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Federation of Monsoniaion, curing 8 million infected.
  • : Holy Strainer was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Federation of Monsoniaion, curing 13 million infected.
  • : Holy Strainer was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Federation of Monsoniaion, curing 10 million infected.

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