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Largest Welfare Programs: 96thHighest Average Tax Rates: 118thLargest Governments: 122nd
The United Kingdom of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population21.821 billion

LeaderKing Renadt II


The United Kingdom of Sasten is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King Renadt II with an even hand, and notable for its vat-grown people, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, cheerful population of 21.821 billion Sastennites enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Welfare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Azarai. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Sastennic economy, worth a remarkable 8,425 trillion Ezrets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 386,099 Ezrets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Azarai spends billions upgrading public transport, artists are pillars of society, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, and pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sasten's national animal is the Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secularism.

Sasten is ranked 123,971st in the world and 4,779th in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 545.83 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 96thHighest Average Tax Rates: 118thLargest Governments: 122ndSmartest Citizens: 164thLowest Crime Rates: 173rdSafest: 179thMost Cheerful Citizens: 179thMost Advanced Public Transport: 180thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 218thNicest Citizens: 228thMost Efficient Economies: 235thHighest Poor Incomes: 252ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 258thMost Advanced Public Education: 268thMost Compassionate Citizens: 288thMost Subsidized Industry: 305thMost Scientifically Advanced: 306thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 351stMost Inclusive: 384thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 394thMost Rebellious Youth: 538thMost Patriotic: 622ndMost Developed: 648thLongest Average Lifespans: 732ndHighest Economic Output: 740thLargest Publishing Industry: 783rdHighest Food Quality: 783rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 885thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 917thHighest Average Incomes: 937thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,118thMost Cultured: 1,149thMost Pacifist: 1,317thMost Secular: 1,740thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,837thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,279thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,303rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,508thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,309thLargest Populations: 6,340thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,863rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,224thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,966thTop
Most Influential: 11,745thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,013thMost Income Equality: 16,832ndHighest Drug Use: 19,680thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,606th
Largest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 30th in the regionMost Patriotic: 31st in the regionMost Developed: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 41st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionMost Cultured: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 59th in the regionLargest Populations: 70th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 87th in the regionMost Secular: 97th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 107th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 150th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 157th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 283rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 373rd in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 398th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 546th in the regionNudest: 548th in the regionMost Income Equality: 736th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 739th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, Azarai spends billions upgrading public transport.
  • : Sasten was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Food Quality and Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, the government is hungry to spread communism beyond the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, barbers who trim a few inches of hair bill the government for their labor.


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