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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,770th Safest: 2,970th Most Pacifist: 4,250th
The Bantrident land of
Democratic Socialists
There is no such thing as cant
Influence
Shoeshiner
Wielder of the Bantrident
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Sassoon

Population4.92 billion

CapitalGinsburg City
FaithFishermongering

CurrencySon
AnimalDolphin

The Bantrident land of Sassoon is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.92 billion Sassoonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ginsburg City. The average income tax rate is 86.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sassoonian economy, worth 549 trillion Sons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,703 Sons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is universally agreed that the first 31 issues are the only ones with humor and charm (Sassoon has found 3 easter eggs), the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds, most ambassadors from Sassoon retire only a few years after being appointed, and Jennifer Government is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sassoon's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Fishermongering.

Sassoon is ranked 167,456th in the world and 7,284th in the Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -11.92 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,770thSafest: 2,970thMost Pacifist: 4,250thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,040thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,182ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,294thHealthiest Citizens: 6,454thNicest Citizens: 6,741stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,818thMost Developed: 7,180thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,197thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,398thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,108thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,649thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,790thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,834thBest Weather: 9,479thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,202ndMost Inclusive: 10,453rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,754thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,059thLowest Crime Rates: 11,167thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,175thSmartest Citizens: 12,425thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,609thMost Secular: 13,301stLargest Governments: 13,403rdNudest: 13,655thMost Cultured: 13,991stMost Efficient Economies: 16,277thMost Influential: 16,903rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,936th
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Safest: 83rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 119th in the regionMost Pacifist: 133rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 157th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 170th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 172nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 186th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 202nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 203rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 211th in the regionMost Developed: 220th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 248th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 255th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 256th in the regionBest Weather: 268th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 296th in the regionNudest: 301st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 315th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 317th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 341st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 345th in the regionLargest Governments: 346th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 352nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 361st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 369th in the regionMost Cultured: 369th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 392nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 401st in the regionLargest Populations: 415th in the regionMost Secular: 429th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 606th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, most ambassadors from Sassoon retire only a few years after being appointed.
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, it is universally agreed that the first 31 issues are the only ones with humor and charm (Sassoon has found 3 easter eggs).
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, Leader's power is effectively nullified as no bill becomes law without the upper house's support.
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps.
  • : Following new legislation in Sassoon, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.

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