by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 828thMost Influential: 2,814thSafest: 7,122nd
The Democratic States of
Democratic Socialists
Saldam Once Was
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Political Freedom

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Population821 million

CapitalSaldam Gates
LeaderPresident Matthew

Currency$ Saldam dollar

The Democratic States of Saldam is a huge, genial nation, ruled by President Matthew with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 821 million Saldaminions are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saldam Gates. The average income tax rate is 57.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Saldaminion economy, worth 54.3 trillion $ Saldam dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 66,173 $ Saldam dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

President Matthew tells rebellious ministers to "drop and give me twenty", President Matthew's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, all streets are privately owned toll roads, and burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saldam's national animal is the saldamander, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Saldam is ranked 205,811th in the world and 8,281st in The North Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 42.07 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 828thTop
Most Influential: 2,814thSafest: 7,122ndMost Pacifist: 9,173rdMost Devout: 11,670thTop
Best Weather: 13,450thNicest Citizens: 14,121stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,166thHealthiest Citizens: 16,685thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,182ndMost Beautiful Environments: 19,566thLowest Crime Rates: 19,674thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,509thLeast Corrupt Governments: 22,368thSmartest Citizens: 24,198thHighest Food Quality: 24,421stMost Cheerful Citizens: 24,827th
Most Devout: 328th in the regionSafest: 406th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 526th in the regionMost Pacifist: 538th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 727th in the regionMost Influential: 779th in the regionNicest Citizens: 785th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 790th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 885th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 916th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 939th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 998th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Saldam, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.
  • : Saldam was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Saldam changed its national leader to "President Matthew".
  • : Following new legislation in Saldam, all streets are privately owned toll roads.
  • : Saldam was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Saldam, President Matthew's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Saldam changed its national motto to "Saldam Once Was".
  • : Following new legislation in Saldam, President Matthew tells rebellious ministers to "drop and give me twenty".
  • : Saldam was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Saldam, hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 203 » Shibutani, Q w e r t y, Former English Colony, Siwale, Aerilia, Tachycardia, Gurou, Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Ayuzhhhhh, Yaorozu, Federation Terra Australis, The Rhein States, Ellbonnia, Bankowiata, Great Bights Mum, Loli County, Dreadton, Kwaj, Corfad, Constantinolia, Hulldom, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, North Bratislava, Myrenia, The Erie Doctrine, Bongo Mountain, Card Kingdom, Hops and Malt, Pallaith, Sinelona, New Lakemba, Ardonii, Loutsland, ForestMythal, Aenglaland, Ethnon, Pazair, PotatoFarmers, Kastonvia, Varisland, Sojenre, Cobolica, Hoppem, Sunto, Seanat, Wilkshire, Waystar Fujiwara International, and 153 others.Ohiyo, Regallio, Sil Dorsett, Filibustra, Kranostav, Frances Francis the First of France, Steampunk Ariel, Maott, Orado, Plangainer, New Trisone, Tyirza, Valiacorkit, Omicron Persei V111, United States of Dictators, Oannia, Xagill, Libertarianists States, Inspiratus, Clan Spaniel, Galbadiana, Prevaland, Sannius, Hentaigraado, Heilhum Imperius, Pinguioris, Wisconsota, Blyskalia, Selfgradatude, Tape, Pinky Queen, Bardopia, Simone Republic, Capablanca, Nothing Of Value, Toilet Man, Omnistria, Piura, Radicaster, Cocolt, Homo Sapiens Deuss, Saperisole, Dromanius, CANNBISHIVEMIND, Gothgraff and Lilium, Celestial Iracenna, Loptous, Western Vapia, Orhtezia, Rezonovia, Lut Dalein, Tasty Bread, Tenana, Amdupe, Democatic Donkeys, Yinzhaohan3, Fascist Democracy, Laudesia, Luminerra, Sagittarian, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Paradise and Zion, Tehmistan, Sundorlande, U S Eh, A Salmon Named Harold, Zyvetskistaahn, Testnation223, Scroplia, Kree Turrytopia, Miyasaka, Praestania, Communist Beijing Must be China, Kandorith, Wineclaw, Surb Clant, Diodone, Unshleepd, Ishtimbine, Berke Khan, Antiyard, Smib, Liberepublia, Guslantis, Sea Star Islands, Sechiole, Lefevrerismo, Hopenadya, Twinbrook, Kormisia, Alfenheim, Yokciq Empire, 1 very fast endotarter, The Zheng Dynasty, Meadowfields, Your Own Medicine, Psykistria, Sakupolis, Individualist Catopia, Joevala, Southwest Arabia, Imperial Nation Nlaaciaroepmi, Cowbridge, Cartures, Armadina, Solaria Alliance, Volletnia, Paradeavenlisian States, Napnap, Cadonio, Chukstik Illahi, Laurendon, Spartoi, Exclavistan, Fatski land, Brsil, Tragari, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, Ahssn, Dicko, Jorni, Lemsrow, Republic Sickle, Unsophisticate, Perikuresu, Chiho, Liblujana, Nordic-British Union, Randoes, Ultimaium, Bridgedom, Britain and Northern America, Auberean Waves, Free State Of Wrangler Island, Solmetria, The Austro Germanic Union, Parpyduckland, Almond Tofu, SteelFists, Riocht mor Daraen, Neo Santos, Merconitonitopia, TyGerria, Ovekisu, Chipoli, Runeda, The Arverni Lands, Kurkmeistan, Kaschovia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Isolated weebs, Commonwealths of America, and Eau Claire.