by Max Barry

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Safest: 2,248th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,325th Most Pacifist: 3,650th
The Dolphin Paradise of
New York Times Democracy
There is no such thing as cant
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population6.822 billion

CapitalGinsburg City


The Dolphin Paradise of Sassoon is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.822 billion Sassoonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ginsburg City. The average income tax rate is 89.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sassoonian economy, worth 820 trillion Sons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 120,261 Sons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, the World Dolphin Paradise Games have been won again by Sassoon as no other country cares enough to compete, the prevalence of circular logic frequently renders parliamentary observers dizzy, and politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them. 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 Francoism.

Sassoon is ranked 167,948th in the world and 6,892nd in the Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -11.92 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Safest: 2,248thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,325thMost Pacifist: 3,650thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,680thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,420thHealthiest Citizens: 5,035thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,332ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,366thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,687thMost Developed: 5,907thNicest Citizens: 5,973rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,222ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,760thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,981stBest Weather: 7,628thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,673rdMost Inclusive: 8,059thMost Influential: 8,311thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,378thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,394thLowest Crime Rates: 8,430thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,226thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,505thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,632ndSmartest Citizens: 10,027thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,061stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,249thLargest Governments: 11,034thMost Cultured: 11,502ndMost Secular: 12,457thMost Efficient Economies: 12,602nd
Most Influential: 17th in the regionSafest: 54th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 81st in the regionMost Pacifist: 91st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 97th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 105th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 128th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 133rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 133rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 136th in the regionNicest Citizens: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 151st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 163rd in the regionMost Developed: 166th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 169th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 184th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 192nd in the regionBest Weather: 193rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 195th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 207th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 215th in the regionMost Inclusive: 216th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 226th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 243rd in the regionLargest Populations: 251st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 251st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 258th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 264th in the regionMost Cultured: 267th in the regionLargest Governments: 268th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 293rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 396th in the regionNudest: 396th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 536th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sassoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Sassoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Sassoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Sassoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Sassoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Sassoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Sassoon lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Sassoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Sassoon was endorsed by The Pacifican Empire of East Durthang.
  • : Sassoon was endorsed by The Tannenberg Governor of Glealian.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » Jar Wattinree, Xoriet, Glealian, and East Durthang.

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