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Most Pacifist: 1,669thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,608thSafest: 2,611th
The Federal Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Ensemble Pour La Paix
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Santos-Dominius

Population2.807 billion

CapitalZaligfontein
LeaderPresident Paul Goldberg

CurrencySD Dollar
AnimalRainbow Peacock

The Federal Republic of Santos-Dominius is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Paul Goldberg with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.807 billion Santo-Dominians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaligfontein. The average income tax rate is 87.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Santo-Dominian economy, worth 368 trillion SD Dollars 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 131,107 SD Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', and matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold. 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 203,236th in the world and 5,699th in the West Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.55 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Pacifist: 1,669thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,608thSafest: 2,611thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,660thMost Influential: 2,818thNicest Citizens: 3,020thHealthiest Citizens: 3,480thBest Weather: 3,808thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,831stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,136thLowest Crime Rates: 4,197thMost Inclusive: 4,232ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,487thMost Developed: 5,236thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,468thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,258thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,596thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,631stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,689thSmartest Citizens: 7,768thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,909thMost Cultured: 8,221stLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,895thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,698thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,143rdTop
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Largest Governments: 10,451stLargest Welfare Programs: 11,489thMost Secular: 11,674thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,854thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,382ndMost Efficient Economies: 13,238thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,398thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,729thMost Income Equality: 15,496thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,849thHighest Average Incomes: 18,411th
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Most Pacifist: 44th in the regionTop
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Safest: 63rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 67th in the regionNicest Citizens: 74th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 81st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 84th in the regionBest Weather: 90th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 96th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97th in the regionMost Influential: 101st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 113th in the regionMost Inclusive: 115th in the regionMost Developed: 129th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 133rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 134th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 143rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 145th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 146th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 168th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 171st in the regionMost Cultured: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 179th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 185th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 200th in the regionLargest Governments: 207th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 230th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 235th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 239th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 246th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 263rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 326th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 342nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 361st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 372nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 489th in the regionMost Stationary: 517th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold.
  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'.
  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms.
  • : Santos-Dominius was endorsed by The Holy Sinister Factory of Aluminum Oxynitride.
  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".
  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Following new legislation in Santos-Dominius, President Paul Goldberg can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees.

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