by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,166th Least Corrupt Governments: 3,375th Most Inclusive: 5,731st
The United Socialist States of
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Population6.948 billion



The United Socialist States of Sandersholm is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Bernie with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.948 billion Sandersholmians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of AOC. The average income tax rate is 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Sandersholmian economy, worth 832 trillion Berns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 119,803 Berns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Soldiers' positions are given away by the glint of their bayonets, citizens know never to accept cookies from strangers, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, and doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality. Crime is totally unknown. Sandersholm's national animal is the Republican, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sandersholm is ranked 132,332nd in the world and 57th in Independent Order for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -7.73 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,166thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,375thMost Inclusive: 5,731stMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,839thMost Pacifist: 6,023rdNicest Citizens: 6,176thSafest: 6,201stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,218thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,435thTop
Best Weather: 7,961stMost Politically Free: 9,016thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,126thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,137thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,261stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,741stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,775thHealthiest Citizens: 10,498thSmartest Citizens: 11,349thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,470thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,491stMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,603rdNudest: 11,767thMost Secular: 11,805thMost Developed: 13,592ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,738thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,937thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,281stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,749thLargest Governments: 14,883rd
Most Politically Free: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the region

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