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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,320thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,355thMost Pacifist: 5,186th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Difficult times often bring out the best in people
Bernie
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Sandersholm

Population9.198 billion

CapitalAOC
LeaderBernie

CurrencyBern
AnimalRepublican

The United Socialist States of Sandersholm is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Bernie with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.198 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, although Environment, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of AOC. The average income tax rate is 79.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sandersholmian economy, worth a remarkable 1,111 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 120,863 Berns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods", and balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists. Crime is totally unknown. Sandersholm's national animal is the Republican, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sandersholm is ranked 208,557th in the world and 63rd in Independent Order for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -136.46 on the Hayek Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,320thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,355thMost Pacifist: 5,186thSafest: 6,072ndMost Inclusive: 6,123rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,547thNicest Citizens: 6,634thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,224thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,262ndMost Rebellious Youth: 8,618thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,767thBest Weather: 9,825thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,147thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,180thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,420thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,735thHealthiest Citizens: 10,828thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,108thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,372ndLongest Average Lifespans: 12,996thMost Secular: 14,149thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,999thMost Developed: 15,047thHighest Economic Output: 15,302ndMost Cultured: 15,356thLargest Governments: 15,377thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,825thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,060thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,094thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,581stMost Subsidized Industry: 21,146th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sandersholm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Sandersholm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Sandersholm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Sandersholm's influence in Independent Order rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Sandersholm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Sandersholm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandersholm, balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists.
  • : Following new legislation in Sandersholm, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods".
  • : Sandersholm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Sandersholm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.

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