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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Influential: 1,660thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,045th
The Federal Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Democracy is the mark of the smartest
Marcus Gioghi
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Political Freedom

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Sanctum Teriaris

Population1.467 billion

CapitalSancta Arphos
LeaderMarcus Gioghi
FaithDe facto Atheist de jure Catholic


The Federal Republic of Sanctum Teriaris is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Marcus Gioghi with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.467 billion Terisians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sancta Arphos. The average income tax rate is 35.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Sanctum Teriarisian economy, worth 119 trillion Terris a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 81,714 Terris, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason, and tombstones are ten feet high to accommodate the names of inhabitants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanctum Teriaris's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is De facto Atheist de jure Catholic.

Sanctum Teriaris is ranked 122,669th in the world and 6,177th in The North Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 848.94 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 951stMost Influential: 1,660thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 18,045thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,213thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,782ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25,518thNicest Citizens: 26,054thMost Inclusive: 26,274thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26,914th
Most Influential: 532nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 580th in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 901st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,136th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,143rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,240th in the regionNicest Citizens: 1,331st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,351st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,368th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,377th in the region

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