by Max Barry

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Sanctaria was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 126
Most Influential: 1,950thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,612thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,383rd
The Divine Federation of
New York Times Democracy
Dura Lex Sed Lex
WA Minister / WALL Ambassador
Civil Rights
Very Good
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Population21.234 billion

LeaderChancellor Charlene Hendry
FaithChurch of Sanctaria


The Divine Federation of Sanctaria is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chancellor Charlene Hendry with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 21.234 billion Sanctarians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Welfare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus. The average income tax rate is 79.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Sanctarian economy, worth a remarkable 2,065 trillion pounds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,271 pounds, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics, cults that offer eternal life after death to those who follow a self-sacrificing saviour are frowned upon, motels cater primarily to adulterers, and voting is voluntary. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanctaria's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church of Sanctaria.

Sanctaria is ranked 71,583rd in the world and 26th in International Democratic Union for Most Pro-Market, scoring 51.67 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 1,950thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,612thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,383rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,458thHealthiest Citizens: 3,807thBest Weather: 4,820thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,157thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,212thLargest Populations: 5,428thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,759thMost Pacifist: 6,241stMost Cultured: 6,456thSafest: 6,527thHighest Economic Output: 7,062ndMost Developed: 7,374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,457thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,539thNicest Citizens: 7,772ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,918thLowest Crime Rates: 8,445thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,489thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,552ndSmartest Citizens: 10,074thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,239thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,352ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,614thMost Stationary: 15,888thLargest Governments: 18,403rd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the region

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