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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,110thMost Influential: 1,390thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,667th
The Rational Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Lumen Ad Ceteros
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.89 billion

CapitalNotlock City
LeaderHarold Stassen

AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Rational Republic of Sanden is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Harold Stassen with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, compulsory military service, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.89 billion Sandenians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,074 trillion Shards a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,191 Shards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, loans are available for students from poor families, and all streets are privately owned toll roads. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanden's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Rationalism.

Sanden is ranked 190,288th in the world and 7,627th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -7.48 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,110thMost Influential: 1,390thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,667thMost Stationary: 3,636thSafest: 4,114thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,015thBest Weather: 5,496thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,351stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,397thNicest Citizens: 8,501stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,418thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,004thTop
Most Cultured: 11,991stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,436thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,562ndLargest Populations: 13,504thMost Pacifist: 13,522ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,134thHealthiest Citizens: 14,232ndHighest Economic Output: 15,560thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,707thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,573rdMost Rebellious Youth: 18,235thSmartest Citizens: 18,359thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,300thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,701stLargest Welfare Programs: 20,269thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,451st
Most Cheerful Citizens: 81st in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 87th in the regionMost Influential: 141st in the regionSafest: 141st in the regionLargest Populations: 152nd in the regionBest Weather: 172nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 181st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 187th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 207th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 259th in the regionNicest Citizens: 278th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 285th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 301st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 308th in the regionMost Cultured: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 370th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 378th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 433rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 439th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 505th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 532nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 536th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 543rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 549th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 554th in the regionMost Pacifist: 556th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 587th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 599th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 610th in the regionMost Developed: 615th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 641st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 722nd in the region

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