by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 4,113thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,606thMost Conservative: 24,122nd
The Principality of
Moralistic Democracy
Safrinin? More like Saf-ran-in!
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population3.64 billion

LeaderExalted Exarchs of Saf-e


The Principality of Safrinin is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Exalted Exarchs of Saf-e with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, free-roaming dinosaurs, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.64 billion Safs are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Safranine. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30.7%.

The powerhouse Safrininian economy, worth 306 trillion Rinins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 84,238 Rinins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 243,962 per year while the poor average 23,050, a ratio of 10.6 to 1.

Birth rates have hit an all-time low, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community, and students do more community service than homework. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Safrinin's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Safi.

Safrinin is ranked 176,931st in the world and 100th in Forest for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.69 crimes per hour.

Largest Insurance Industry: 4,113thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 22,606thMost Conservative: 24,122ndLargest Retail Industry: 25,570th
Largest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 28th in the regionMost Conservative: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Safrinin's influence in Forest rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Safrinin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Safrinin's influence in Forest rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Safrinin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Safrinin's influence in Forest rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Safrinin changed its national animal to "Falcon" and its leader to "Exalted Exarchs of Saf-e".
  • : Safrinin changed its national faith to "Safi" and its leader to "Exalted Exarchs of Saf".
  • : Safrinin's influence in Forest rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Safrinin relocated from Osiris to Forest.
  • : Safrinin's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".