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Least Corrupt Governments: 206th Healthiest Citizens: 395th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 458th
The Confederacy of
Civil Rights Lovefest
In cake we trust
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Confederacy of Saundie is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dr Cakeston with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ubiquitous missile silos, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 17.971 billion Saundieans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cakeston. The average income tax rate is 2.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saundiean economy, worth a remarkable 2,833 trillion cheesecakes a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 157,679 cheesecakes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

One year's corporation tax from three international megacorporations has funded one dozen shiny black pencils for Dr Cakeston's office, freed serfs and former nobles exchange awkward glances in the produce aisle, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, and community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common. Crime is totally unknown. Saundie's national animal is the cheesecake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Saundie is ranked 58,650th in the world and 1,201st in the Rejected Realms for Most Extreme, scoring 20.41 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 206thHealthiest Citizens: 395thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 458thBest Weather: 1,094thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1,746thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,168thSafest: 2,306thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,612thHighest Economic Output: 2,649thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,787thMost Developed: 2,871stMost Influential: 2,923rdRudest Citizens: 3,154thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,388thLargest Populations: 4,529thSmartest Citizens: 4,793rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,868thMost Cultured: 5,137thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,060thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,731stTop
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Nudest: 9,089thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,112thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,163rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,671stHighest Drug Use: 10,027thMost Stationary: 11,896thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,767thMost Efficient Economies: 14,793rd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 24th in the regionSafest: 31st in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Developed: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 51st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 56th in the regionLargest Populations: 58th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 59th in the regionRudest Citizens: 61st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 83rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 96th in the regionMost Cultured: 96th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 110th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionMost Stationary: 139th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 150th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 158th in the regionNudest: 161st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 189th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 193rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 230th in the regionMost Inclusive: 234th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 261st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 274th in the regionMost Politically Free: 279th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 299th in the region

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