Best Weather: 1,988th Most Beautiful Environments: 2,056th Longest Average Lifespans: 2,893rd
The Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Invenite Aestimationem Eruditionis
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Republic of Sapien is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Sapienti Executive Council with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, humorless population of 6.477 billion Sapientis enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Doctus Civilus. The average income tax rate is 97.1%.

The large but inefficient Sapienian economy, worth 475 trillion Literas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 73,406 Literas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's leading climatologists are investigating animal flatulence in efforts to reduce methane emissions, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, toilet paper is considered a non-essential item in the embargo against Brasilistan, and politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sapien's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Sapien is ranked 149,601st in the world and 4,051st in Balder for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 39.73 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Best Weather: 1,988thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,056thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,893rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,926thSafest: 2,934thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,037thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,325thHealthiest Citizens: 3,590thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,002ndLargest Governments: 4,129thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,313thMost Pacifist: 4,336thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,009thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,137thSmartest Citizens: 5,959thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,688thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 8,986thNicest Citizens: 9,374thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,473rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,650thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,750th
Most Beautiful Environments: 57th in the regionBest Weather: 67th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 77th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 106th in the regionSafest: 111th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 117th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 135th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 139th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 150th in the regionMost Pacifist: 154th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 168th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 187th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 318th in the regionNicest Citizens: 327th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 357th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 374th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 380th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 391st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sapien's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Sapien's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Sapien's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Sapien's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Sapien was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending and the Top 10% for Most Inclusive.
  • : Sapien was refounded in Balder.
  • : Sapien ceased to exist.
  • : Sapien's influence in The United Council of Nations rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Sapien was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Sapien, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot.


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