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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 604th Most Influential: 1,089th Most Politically Free: 6,077th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
May the Pasta be with you
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Republic of Holy Strainer is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Emma MacGuffin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.037 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 53.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Holy Strainerian economy, worth 63.8 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 31,312 Strainers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians are losing their jobs in a plan to make the government 'leaner and fitter', election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, prudishness is on the way out, and only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare. 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 33,760th in the world and 1,802nd in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 104.01 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 604thMost Influential: 1,089thTop
Most Politically Free: 6,077thTop
Most Devout: 8,581stBest Weather: 11,829th
Most Politically Free: 143rd in the regionMost Devout: 350th in the regionMost Influential: 372nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 418th in the regionBest Weather: 620th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 784th in the region

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