by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,062ndMost Influential: 1,479thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,643rd
The Rational Republic of
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Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.276 billion

CapitalNotlock City
LeaderHarold Stassen

AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Rational Republic of Sanden is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Harold Stassen with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.276 billion Sandenians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 80.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,118 trillion Shards a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 68,724 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 207,643rd in the world and 7,142nd in the South Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 13,469.91 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,062ndMost Influential: 1,479thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,643rdMost Stationary: 3,498thSafest: 4,049thBest Weather: 4,841stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,153rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,478thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,588thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,352ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,090thNicest Citizens: 9,134thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,962ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,036thTop
Most Cultured: 12,112thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,565thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,091stMost Pacifist: 13,115thLargest Populations: 13,155thHealthiest Citizens: 14,143rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,143rdHighest Economic Output: 16,078thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,451stSmartest Citizens: 18,666thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,858thMost Developed: 19,097thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,295thLowest Crime Rates: 20,147thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,340thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,554thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,081stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,352nd
Most Stationary: 80th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 134th in the regionLargest Populations: 146th in the regionSafest: 148th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 159th in the regionBest Weather: 161st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 174th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 203rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 210th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 239th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 297th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 299th in the regionNicest Citizens: 329th in the regionMost Cultured: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 358th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 406th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 406th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 454th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 460th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 474th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 512th in the regionMost Pacifist: 514th in the regionMost Developed: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 554th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 572nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 589th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 595th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 608th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 708th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 723rd in the region

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