by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,701stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,128thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,464th
The Peoples Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Under God
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.161 billion

CapitalSanabel City
LeaderDonald JohnsoN


The Peoples Republic of Sanabel is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Donald JohnsoN with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, frequent executions, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.161 billion Sanabelese 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 Sanabel City. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Sanabelese economy, worth a remarkable 1,829 trillion Habaneroes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 129,160 Habaneroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Getting a haircut is a punishable offence, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, and bicycle parking sheds have sprouted like mushrooms near rail stations after cars were banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanabel's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sanabel is ranked 171,880th in the world and 5,728th in Lazarus for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -2.42 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,701stTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,128thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,464thLowest Crime Rates: 3,517thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,310thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,310thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,746thSafest: 5,439thLargest Governments: 6,510thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,189thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,762ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,783rdMost Secular: 8,218thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,813thHighest Economic Output: 9,480thMost Patriotic: 10,563rdTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11,896thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,618thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,823rdBest Weather: 12,917thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,582ndSmartest Citizens: 16,025thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,463rdHealthiest Citizens: 17,866thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,897thLargest Populations: 19,102ndHighest Average Incomes: 20,188thMost Developed: 21,349thMost Efficient Economies: 22,881st
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 79th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 144th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 189th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 196th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 198th in the regionSafest: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 294th in the regionLargest Governments: 316th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 359th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 367th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 392nd in the regionMost Secular: 426th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 432nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 475th in the regionMost Patriotic: 537th in the regionLargest Populations: 541st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 559th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 605th in the regionBest Weather: 667th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 669th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sanabel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sanabel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sanabel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sanabel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sanabel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Sanabel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Sanabel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Sanabel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Sanabel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Sanabel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".


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