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Largest Welfare Programs: 81st Highest Average Tax Rates: 86th Largest Governments: 90th
The United Kingdom of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Political Freedom

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Population17.058 billion

LeaderKing Renadt II


The United Kingdom of Sasten is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by King Renadt II with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cheerful population of 17.058 billion Sastennites enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Welfare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. 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 6,517 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 382,065 Ezrets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, Sastennic watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, and wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high. 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 169,784th in the world and 9,142nd in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 2.49 Obesity Rate.

Largest Welfare Programs: 81stHighest Average Tax Rates: 86thLargest Governments: 90thSmartest Citizens: 98thLowest Crime Rates: 134thHighest Poor Incomes: 148thSafest: 155thNicest Citizens: 168thMost Subsidized Industry: 168thMost Cheerful Citizens: 183rdMost Advanced Public Education: 199thMost Advanced Public Transport: 208thMost Compassionate Citizens: 208thMost Scientifically Advanced: 219thMost Inclusive: 221stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 225thMost Efficient Economies: 232ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 256thMost Developed: 317thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 326thLongest Average Lifespans: 379thMost Pacifist: 388thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 394thMost Rebellious Youth: 518thHighest Average Incomes: 640thLargest Publishing Industry: 714thLeast Corrupt Governments: 724thHighest Economic Output: 826thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 849thMost Beautiful Environments: 967thMost Cultured: 1,104thMost Secular: 1,457thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,594thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,604thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,818thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,887thMost Influential: 1,978thMost Stationary: 2,052ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,139thHealthiest Citizens: 2,383rdLargest Populations: 7,146thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,199thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,583rdHighest Drug Use: 10,171stMost Income Equality: 14,742nd
Smartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionMost Stationary: 39th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionMost Cultured: 52nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 67th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 67th in the regionMost Secular: 69th in the regionLargest Populations: 80th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 101st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 125th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 346th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 379th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 403rd in the regionTop
Nudest: 715th in the regionMost Influential: 730th in the regionMost Income Equality: 850th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 904th in the region

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