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Most Secular: 435th Most Developed: 457th Most Pacifist: 520th
The Federated Islands of
Democratic Socialists
Jalesveva Jayamahe
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.106 billion

LeaderPresident Justuva Susanto
FaithSamuderan Syncretism

Animaldwarf kangaroo

The Federated Islands of Samudera is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Justuva Susanto with an even hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.106 billion Samuderans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bhinneka. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Samuderan economy, worth 711 trillion kamasans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 228,955 kamasans, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite, helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy, and the art of conversation has been rediscovered. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Samudera's national animal is the dwarf kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Samuderan Syncretism.

Samudera is ranked 1,274th in the world and 6th in The Western Isles for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 12,328.58 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

Most Secular: 435thMost Developed: 457thMost Pacifist: 520thLongest Average Lifespans: 576thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 584thMost Inclusive: 601stBest Weather: 645thMost Beautiful Environments: 672ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 727thSafest: 738thMost Advanced Public Education: 806thHighest Poor Incomes: 872ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 888thLowest Crime Rates: 890thMost Compassionate Citizens: 899thNicest Citizens: 1,011thHealthiest Citizens: 1,034thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,060thSmartest Citizens: 1,066thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,134thLargest Governments: 1,242ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,245thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,274thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 1,652ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,317thMost Influential: 2,412thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,464thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,517thMost Cultured: 2,927thHighest Average Incomes: 3,532ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,570thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,474thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,124thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,641stMost Income Equality: 11,105thNudest: 15,401st
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Samudera, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Samudera lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Samudera, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Samudera, helping grandma with her Misgendering 101 homework is a national rite of passage.
  • : Following new legislation in Samudera, the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite.
  • : Following new legislation in Samudera, glamping Samuderans won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Samudera, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Samudera, every citizen is allowed exactly fifteen minutes of fame.
  • : Samudera was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Samudera, jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians.


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