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Most Pacifist: 618thSafest: 635thMost Developed: 833rd
The Federal Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Knees Unbent
Influence
Squire
Contestant
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Santos-Dominius

Population6.65 billion

CapitalFriberne
LeaderActing President Donald Verbloem

CurrencySD Dollar
AnimalRainbow Peacock

The Federal Republic of Santos-Dominius is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Acting President Donald Verbloem with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.65 billion Santo-Dominians 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Friberne. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Santo-Dominian economy, worth a remarkable 1,310 trillion SD Dollars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 197,101 SD Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government seizes private property for the 'good of the people', Friberne spends billions upgrading public transport, the prevalence of circular logic frequently renders parliamentary observers dizzy, and children searching for cat videos must watch dogs in equal proportion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Santos-Dominius's national animal is the Rainbow Peacock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Santos-Dominius is ranked 269,977th in the world and 5,841st in the West Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -797.9 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Pacifist: 618thSafest: 635thMost Developed: 833rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 853rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 868thBest Weather: 913thLongest Average Lifespans: 939thHealthiest Citizens: 943rdNicest Citizens: 943rdMost Inclusive: 1,126thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,145thLowest Crime Rates: 1,186thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,386thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,419thHighest Food Quality: 1,430thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,561stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,656thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,700thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,743rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,826thLargest Governments: 2,054thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,161stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,244thSmartest Citizens: 2,482ndTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,928thMost Influential: 3,115thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,185thMost Secular: 3,218thMost Cultured: 3,789thMost Efficient Economies: 5,300thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,953rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,164thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,677thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,849thHighest Average Incomes: 7,622ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,530thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 14,316thHighest Economic Output: 15,545thMost Stationary: 19,748thMost Income Equality: 21,835th
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Safest: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 56th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 69th in the regionMost Cultured: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 74th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 75th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 90th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 106th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 119th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 123rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 203rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 210th in the regionMost Stationary: 228th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 285th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 347th in the regionMost Income Equality: 535th in the region

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