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Most Advanced Public Transport: 957thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,160thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,885th
The Lesbian Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Pour paix et gloire
Sappho Blade
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
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Sapphland

Population6.171 billion

CapitalSappholot
LeaderSappho Blade
FaithSwordism

Currencysilver dollar
Animalbluejay

The Lesbian Kingdom of Sapphland is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sappho Blade with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.171 billion Sapphlandians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sappholot. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The thriving Sapphic economy, worth 692 trillion silver dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 112,272 silver dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene, the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, and captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sapphland's national animal is the bluejay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Swordism.

Sapphland is ranked 120,402nd in the world and 81st in Caer Sidi for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 122,796 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 957thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,160thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,885thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,412thMost Pacifist: 2,583rdTop
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Safest: 3,137thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,154thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,343rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,346thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,164thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,337thNicest Citizens: 4,528thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,968thBest Weather: 6,047thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,392ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,427thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,611thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,671stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,113thMost Cultured: 7,127thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,141stLargest Governments: 7,389thHighest Food Quality: 9,304thLowest Crime Rates: 11,131stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,087thMost Inclusive: 12,482ndSmartest Citizens: 12,862ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 14,921stMost Income Equality: 16,675thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,277thMost Politically Free: 27,264th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 15th in the regionMost Income Equality: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the region

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