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Largest Publishing Industry: 355th Largest Retail Industry: 822nd Highest Crime Rates: 1,153rd
The Homosocial Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Republic of Brothers
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Saint-Sebastian

Population13.49 billion

CapitalStonewall
LeaderRosko Alaska

CurrencyPink Pound
Animalcatamount

The Homosocial Republic of Saint-Sebastian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Rosko Alaska with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cheerful population of 13.49 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 tiny government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stonewall. The average income tax rate is 2.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saintly economy, worth a remarkable 2,402 trillion Pink Pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 178,067 Pink Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Former strategic allies are threatening annihilation to Saint-Sebastian for reneging on weapons supply contracts, popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Stonewall River, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, and businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Saint-Sebastian's national animal is the catamount, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Saint-Sebastian is ranked 71,497th in the world and 193rd in Gay for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 62.29 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 355thLargest Retail Industry: 822ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,153rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,179thMost Influential: 1,526thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,093rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,100thSmartest Citizens: 2,232ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,680thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,969thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,975thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,295thMost Avoided: 3,648thHighest Economic Output: 3,716thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,154thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,270thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,427thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,099thLargest Black Market: 5,814thMost Secular: 5,949thFattest Citizens: 6,139thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,168thMost Stationary: 6,576thHighest Average Incomes: 7,323rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,677thTop
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Largest Populations: 8,712thMost Armed: 12,172ndRudest Citizens: 13,011thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,405thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,005thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15,106th
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Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Average: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 19th in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Stonewall River.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, former strategic allies are threatening annihilation to Saint-Sebastian for reneging on weapons supply contracts.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Saints.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, private business has started paving paradises and putting up parking lots.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Saint-Sebastian, the lasting legacy of the current generation is a million years of buried radioactivity.

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