Highest Crime Rates: 186th Most Armed: 314th Most Rebellious Youth: 918th
The Homosocial Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Republic of Brothers
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Some

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The Homosocial Republic of Saint-Sebastian is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Rosko Alaska with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 11.306 billion Saints 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 minute government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Social Policy, although Healthcare and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stonewall. Income tax is unheard of.

The large but underdeveloped Saintly economy, worth 844 trillion Pink Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 74,731 Pink Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles, catamounts with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, and a historic rise in the minimum wage has crushed the economy with inflation. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Saint-Sebastian's national animal is the catamount, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Saint-Sebastian is ranked 77,511th in the world and 104th in Gay for Most Primitive, scoring -56.9 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Top
1%
Highest Crime Rates: 186thMost Armed: 314thMost Rebellious Youth: 918thMost Influential: 1,172ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,393rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,473rdMost Secular: 1,522ndMost Avoided: 1,571stTop
5%
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,713thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,765thFattest Citizens: 2,395thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,905thLargest Retail Industry: 3,125thMost Inclusive: 4,758thSmartest Citizens: 5,208thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,008thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,225thTop
10%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,046thLargest Black Market: 8,174thMost Stationary: 8,396thLargest Populations: 10,199thHighest Drug Use: 11,694thHighest Economic Output: 12,162ndRudest Citizens: 13,721stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,013thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,828thNudest: 15,823rd
Top
5%
Most Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionTop
10%
Most Secular: 16th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Black Market: 30th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, a historic rise in the minimum wage has crushed the economy with inflation.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, catamounts with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles.
  • : Saint-Sebastian was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, polite commuters on the Stonewall Metro always let hurried workers off the train first.
  • : Saint-Sebastian was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, citizens wishing to be parents must undertake a series of gruelling tests to evaluate their capabilities.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".

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