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Most Income Equality: 2,870thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,106th
The Community of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
El Paraiso de la Creatividad
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
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Sanbaturia

Population188 million

CurrencyDanteCoin
AnimalGato Anaranjado

The Community of Sanbaturia is a very large, genial nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 188 million Sanbaturians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 61.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Sanbaturian economy, worth 1.63 trillion DanteCoins 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 black market in Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Furniture Restoration. 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 8,692 DanteCoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms, the love has gone in Sanbaturia, and young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanbaturia's national animal is the Gato Anaranjado, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sanbaturia is ranked 95,747th in the world and 235th in The Black Hawks for Most Cultured, scoring 66 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Income Equality: 2,870thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 14,106th
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Most Income Equality: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 29th in the regionTop
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Safest: 63rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sanbaturia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanbaturia, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery.
  • : Sanbaturia's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Sanbaturia's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Sanbaturia's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Sanbaturia's influence in The Black Hawks rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
  • : Sanbaturia relocated from The Free Nations Region to The Black Hawks.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanbaturia, the love has gone in Sanbaturia.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanbaturia, coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanbaturia, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.

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