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Largest Welfare Programs: 12,565thLargest Populations: 17,453rdMost Average: 21,252nd
The Christmas Open Sleigh of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
...And to all a Good Night !
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Jolly Ole Saint Nick

Population14.691 billion

CapitalNorth Pole
FaithThe Crimson Order


The Christmas Open Sleigh of Jolly Ole Saint Nick is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Sinterklaas with an even hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 14.691 billion Jolly Ole Saint Nickians 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 enormous government prioritizes Welfare, with Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Pole. The average income tax rate is 59.3%.

The Jolly Ole Saint Nickian economy, worth 571 trillion Cookies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Trout Farming, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 38,910 Cookies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Jolly Ole Saint Nick has designated North Pole as its capital city, Sinterklaas has just been declared ruler of Jolly Ole Saint Nick in an international press conference, Sinterklaas is the self-declared God of all Jolly Ole Saint Nick, and tabloids coo over Sinterklaas's expected child. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jolly Ole Saint Nick's national animal is the Reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Crimson Order.

Jolly Ole Saint Nick is ranked 166,754th in the world and 84th in Christmas for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -1.79 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 12,565thLargest Populations: 17,453rdMost Average: 21,252ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,734th
Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the region

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