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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,098thMost Influential: 2,044thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,272nd
The People's Republic of
Democratic Socialists
It ain't much, but it's honest work
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.811 billion



The People's Republic of Sattelbach is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.811 billion Sattelbachians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sattelbach. The average income tax rate is 79.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Sattelbachian economy, worth 81.5 trillion Sattelbachers 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 44,992 Sattelbachers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government funds large training centres to turn Württembergers into functioning members of society, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sattelbach's national animal is the Württemberger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sattelbach is ranked 25,732nd in the world and 1,348th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 6,074.32 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,098thMost Influential: 2,044thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,272ndTop
Safest: 6,150thBest Weather: 9,511thMost Pacifist: 11,528thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,361stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,766thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,815thLowest Crime Rates: 14,871stMost Income Equality: 15,234thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,667thHealthiest Citizens: 16,416thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,449thMost Inclusive: 18,381stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,462ndLongest Average Lifespans: 20,098thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,078thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,330thNicest Citizens: 21,515thMost Secular: 21,967th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 247th in the regionSafest: 353rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 552nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 556th in the regionMost Pacifist: 677th in the regionMost Income Equality: 704th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 750th in the regionMost Influential: 767th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 767th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 770th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 797th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 798th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 812th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 902nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,008th in the region

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