by Max Barry

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Sanctaria was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 126
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,705th Most Influential: 2,773rd Most Rebellious Youth: 3,650th
The Divine Federation of
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Population18.177 billion

LeaderChancellor Charlene Hendry
FaithChurch of Sanctaria


The Divine Federation of Sanctaria is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Chancellor Charlene Hendry with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 18.177 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, although Law & Order, Welfare, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctus. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Sanctarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,759 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is 96,809 pounds, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, 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, and motels cater primarily to adulterers. 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 120,806th in the world and 85th in International Democratic Union for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 66.28 Workforce Participation Rate.

Largest Welfare Programs: 2,705thMost Influential: 2,773rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,650thHealthiest Citizens: 3,697thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,195thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,427thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,579thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,087thBest Weather: 5,317thMost Pacifist: 5,453rdLargest Populations: 5,943rdHighest Economic Output: 6,768thSafest: 6,979thMost Cultured: 7,018thNicest Citizens: 7,090thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,095thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,833rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,436thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,714thLowest Crime Rates: 8,719thMost Developed: 8,727thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,215thSmartest Citizens: 10,849thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,824thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,444thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,962nd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the region

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