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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 752nd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 965th Nudest: 1,095th
The Dominion of
Corrupt Dictatorship
ipso facto: get out!
The Fool
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Saleon

Population8.499 billion

CapitalBloodBath
LeaderThe Fool
FaithVioletism

Currencydubian
AnimalUnicorn

The Dominion of Saleon is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by The Fool with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.499 billion Saleans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of BloodBath. The average income tax rate is 97.5%.

The all-consuming Saleonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,293 trillion dubians a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,208 dubians, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs, and The Fool's relatives have been married into the royal families of foreign nations against their will. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saleon's national animal is the Unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Violetism.

Saleon is ranked 752nd in the world and 43rd in Osiris for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 16,299.47 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 752ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 965thNudest: 1,095thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,014thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,486thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,618thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,636thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,819thMost Devout: 2,920thLargest Governments: 3,555thMost Inclusive: 4,155thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,448thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,623rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,806thHealthiest Citizens: 4,935thMost Cultured: 5,348thMost Pacifist: 6,391stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,791stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,317thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,714thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,608thTop
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Best Weather: 9,770thHighest Economic Output: 9,931stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,277thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,497thHighest Average Incomes: 12,162ndSmartest Citizens: 14,918thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,939th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 43rd in the regionNudest: 45th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 69th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 123rd in the regionMost Devout: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 127th in the regionLargest Governments: 135th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 147th in the regionMost Inclusive: 151st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 157th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 194th in the regionMost Cultured: 198th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 209th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 212th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 248th in the regionMost Pacifist: 294th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 313th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 324th in the regionMost Influential: 345th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 397th in the regionBest Weather: 412th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 421st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 526th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 527th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 567th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Saleon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Saleon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Saleon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Saleon, The Fool's relatives have been married into the royal families of foreign nations against their will.
  • : Following new legislation in Saleon, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Saleon, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Saleon, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Following new legislation in Saleon, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Saleon's influence in Osiris rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Saleon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.

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