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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,493rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,039thMost Influential: 10,350th
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
Mission Accomplished
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Sagostas

Population712 million

Currencydenier
Animalbeaver

The Free Land of Sagostas is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 712 million Sagostasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Sagostasian economy, worth 26.8 trillion deniers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 37,679 deniers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The "give and take" of international diplomacy often happens at gunpoint, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, and Sagostas has designated Sagostas City as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sagostas's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sagostas is ranked 73,191st in the world and 1,997th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 37.1 quips per hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,493rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,039thMost Influential: 10,350thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,772ndNicest Citizens: 24,340thLargest Welfare Programs: 24,513thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,152ndSafest: 26,788th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 255th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 519th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 679th in the regionMost Influential: 742nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 788th in the regionNicest Citizens: 875th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 894th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,006th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,014th in the regionSafest: 1,014th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,060th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,073rd in the regionBest Weather: 1,165th in the region

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