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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,313th Most Influential: 1,633rd Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,725th
The Rational Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Lumen Ad Ceteros
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.404 billion

CapitalNotlock City
LeaderEstes Kefauver

AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Rational Republic of Sanden is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Estes Kefauver with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.404 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 Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Notlock City. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandenian economy, worth 882 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 reasonably common. Average income is 71,156 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 138,967th in the world and 6,492nd in the South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 8.2 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,313thMost Influential: 1,633rdTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,725thMost Stationary: 4,071stSafest: 4,312thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,281stBest Weather: 5,936thNicest Citizens: 7,744thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,410thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 9,602ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,959thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,169thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,295thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,388thMost Pacifist: 11,825thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,703rdMost Cultured: 13,160thHealthiest Citizens: 14,400thLargest Populations: 14,847thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,804thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,808thHighest Economic Output: 16,173rd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Stationary: 94th in the regionMost Influential: 121st in the regionSafest: 131st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 154th in the regionLargest Populations: 161st in the regionBest Weather: 187th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 197th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 228th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 240th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 264th in the regionNicest Citizens: 275th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 301st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 345th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 361st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 363rd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 388th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 398th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 412th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 433rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 443rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 447th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 449th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 474th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 514th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 540th in the regionMost Developed: 576th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 607th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 632nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 635th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 725th in the region

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