by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 303rd Most Advanced Public Education: 357th Smartest Citizens: 698th
The Chronosynclastic Infundibulm of
Left-wing Utopia
波の音をその胸に - Keep the sound of waves in your heart
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.078 billion

Leaderthe Council of Sciencemasters

CurrencyVHS tape
Animalslimy thing with legs

The Chronosynclastic Infundibulm of Sadakoyama is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Council of Sciencemasters with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 14.078 billion Sadakhan are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ys. The average income tax rate is 89.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sadakhan economy, worth a remarkable 2,684 trillion VHS tapes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 190,659 VHS tapes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, the diplomatic corps stinks, and any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Sadakoyama's national animal is the slimy thing with legs, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sadakoyama is ranked 63,090th in the world and 1,287th in Lazarus for Most Influential, scoring 199 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Publishing Industry: 303rdMost Advanced Public Education: 357thSmartest Citizens: 698thMost Cultured: 1,145thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,257thMost Developed: 1,390thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,513thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,806thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,901stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,976thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,082ndMost Inclusive: 3,056thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,247thMost Efficient Economies: 3,570thHighest Economic Output: 3,966thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,013thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,212thRudest Citizens: 5,541stLargest Governments: 5,576thHighest Drug Use: 5,919thHighest Average Incomes: 6,485thHealthiest Citizens: 6,873rdMost Secular: 6,902ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,109thLowest Crime Rates: 9,633rdLargest Populations: 11,425th
Largest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 48th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 53rd in the regionMost Developed: 55th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 64th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 74th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 89th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 89th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 94th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 116th in the regionMost Inclusive: 136th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 152nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 186th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 191st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 230th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 235th in the regionRudest Citizens: 256th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 309th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 319th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 348th in the regionLargest Populations: 359th in the regionMost Secular: 364th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 386th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 518th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sadakoyama was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Sadakoyama's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Sadakoyama's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Sadakoyama's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Sadakoyama was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Sadakoyama's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Sadakoyama was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Sadakoyama's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Sadakoyama altered its national flag.
  • : Sadakoyama was refounded in Lazarus.


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