by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 712thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,163rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,289th
The Democratic Socialist Union of
Left-wing Utopia
For the People and the Planet!
President Challenger
Minister of Community Affairs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.949 billion

LeaderPresident Challenger

CurrencySaurosian Dollar
AnimalTyrannosaurus Rex

The Democratic Socialist Union of Sauros is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Challenger with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.949 billion Saurosians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Walkeri. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Saurosian economy, worth 455 trillion Saurosian Dollars 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 Book Publishing. Average income is 76,509 Saurosian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Up to 40% of voters can finally read the issues they're deciding on, kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents, prison visits increase substantially during election years, and Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sauros's national animal is the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Sauros is ranked 27,709th in the world and 184th in The Leftist Assembly for Most Cultured, scoring 80 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Influential: 712thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,163rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,289thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,005thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,188thMost Pacifist: 4,438thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,442ndBest Weather: 5,386thSafest: 5,794thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,868thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,348thNicest Citizens: 6,405thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,549thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,355thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,582ndMost Inclusive: 7,849thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,550thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,490thHighest Food Quality: 10,959thHealthiest Citizens: 12,178thSmartest Citizens: 12,921stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,515thMost Secular: 15,141stTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 16,994thLargest Governments: 18,219thLowest Crime Rates: 19,991stMost Rebellious Youth: 20,042ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,066thMost Income Equality: 23,666thMost Cultured: 27,709thHighest Poor Incomes: 29,144thMost Cheerful Citizens: 29,800th
Most Influential: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 52nd in the region

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