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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,154th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,155th Fattest Citizens: 2,196th
The Armed Republic of
Corporate Police State
Armament is necessary to the security of a moral state
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Sanctityville

Population594 million

CapitalDorset SVMB

CurrencyNew Dollar
AnimalWhite Wolf

The Armed Republic of Sanctityville is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, keen interest in outer space, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 594 million Sanctitians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dorset SVMB. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 30.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Sanctityvillean economy, worth 87.2 trillion New Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 146,767 New Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 693,086 per year while the poor average 18,416, a ratio of 37.6 to 1.

Citizens must pay to enjoy Sanctityville's pristine beaches, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG), strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, and visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Sanctityville's national animal is the White Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sanctityville is ranked 10,997th in the world and 511th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 37.17 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,154thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,155thFattest Citizens: 2,196thMost Avoided: 2,475thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,928thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,453rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,012thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,164thLargest Mining Sector: 4,192ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,180thMost Conservative: 5,828thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,845thLargest Retail Industry: 6,013thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,461stHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,582ndLargest Gambling Industry: 6,717thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,107thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,203rdMost Devout: 10,570thMost Extreme: 10,997thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,005thHighest Average Incomes: 13,280thMost Armed: 13,730thLargest Black Market: 13,767thMost Efficient Economies: 16,820th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 59th in the regionFattest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Avoided: 78th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 112th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 122nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 127th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 139th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 147th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 161st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 217th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 240th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 261st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 295th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 299th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 311th in the regionLargest Black Market: 361st in the regionMost Conservative: 404th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 483rd in the regionMost Devout: 485th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 493rd in the regionMost Extreme: 511th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 649th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 841st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 851st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sanctityville was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanctityville, visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanctityville, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanctityville, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG).
  • : Following new legislation in Sanctityville, citizens must pay to enjoy Sanctityville's pristine beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanctityville, one year's corporation tax from three international megacorporations has funded one dozen shiny black pencils for Leader's office.
  • : Sanctityville was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanctityville, assault rifles sized for 7-year-olds are a frighteningly popular export.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanctityville, the question of 'what is Leader's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanctityville, God took rock and roll from you, took rock and roll from everyone.

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