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Most Primitive: 329thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,688thMost Devout: 4,652nd
The Borderlands of
Authoritarian Democracy
From Many, One
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Sanaq

Population447 million

Currencystone
Animalcamel

The Borderlands of Sanaq is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its closed borders, teetotalling pirates, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 447 million Sanaqians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded government prioritizes Administration, with Welfare, Spirituality, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Sanaqian economy, worth 28.3 trillion stones a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Pizza Delivery, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 63,365 stones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A life spent suffering in silence is considered noble, the justice of Sanaq is considered superior to that of other nations, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, and citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanaq's national animal is the camel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sanaq is ranked 238,324th in the world and 35th in The Story of Civilization for Highest Drug Use, scoring 2.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Primitive: 329thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,688thTop
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Most Devout: 4,652ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,501stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,429thBest Weather: 11,169thMost Conservative: 11,226thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,042ndTop
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Safest: 12,795thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,477thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,409thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,170thLargest Governments: 23,443rd
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sanaq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, the justice of Sanaq is considered superior to that of other nations.
  • : Sanaq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, a life spent suffering in silence is considered noble.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, jollity-related fatalities are on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, the horniness of the great-horned camel is considered a national priority.
  • : Sanaq lodged a message on the The Story of Civilization Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, all animals are equal but some are more equal than others.

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