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Most Rebellious Youth: 356thLargest Welfare Programs: 367thMost Subsidized Industry: 461st
The Blue Police Box of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Our currency is heavier than yours
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Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
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Sandbrook

Population6.636 billion

CapitalGracepoint
LeaderLyra Donne
FaithSecularism

Currencystone
AnimalPet Rock

The Blue Police Box of Sandbrook is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Lyra Donne with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.636 billion Sandbrookians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gracepoint. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Sandbrookian economy, worth a remarkable 2,054 trillion stones 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 an amazing 309,545 stones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, and drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Sandbrook's national animal is the Pet Rock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secularism.

Sandbrook is ranked 894th in the world and 37th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 25,120.96 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 356thLargest Welfare Programs: 367thMost Subsidized Industry: 461stMost Cheerful Citizens: 494thHighest Crime Rates: 547thMost Advanced Public Transport: 556thMost Inclusive: 590thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 678thMost Advanced Public Education: 894thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,028thMost Armed: 1,043rdMost Cultured: 1,106thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,107thMost Efficient Economies: 1,198thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,284thHighest Drug Use: 1,390thLargest Black Market: 1,545thNicest Citizens: 1,583rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,625thFattest Citizens: 1,707thHighest Average Incomes: 1,892ndRudest Citizens: 1,923rdLargest Governments: 2,104thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,294thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,363rdTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,513thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,635thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,037thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,175thSmartest Citizens: 3,346thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,054thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,318thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,062ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,498thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,858thHighest Economic Output: 7,889thMost Influential: 7,959thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,330thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,363rdNudest: 9,716thTop
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Best Weather: 12,587thMost Pacifist: 13,045thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,083rdMost Politically Free: 17,506thMost Secular: 18,524th
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Highest Drug Use: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionMost Cultured: 47th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 53rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 66th in the regionRudest Citizens: 78th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 87th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 89th in the regionLargest Black Market: 98th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionLargest Governments: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 115th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 118th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 132nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 134th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 137th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 147th in the regionMost Influential: 195th in the regionMost Politically Free: 245th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 271st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 275th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 326th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 342nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 344th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 376th in the regionNudest: 380th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 517th in the regionBest Weather: 686th in the regionMost Pacifist: 699th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Sandbrook voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Fairness in Collective Bargaining"".
  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, no one over the age of 35 has the slightest clue what is going on.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandbrook, the Sandbrook Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.

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