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Most Pacifist: 1,854thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,723rdNicest Citizens: 2,792nd
The Democratic Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Diplomacy and Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.348 billion

LeaderElisa Rizzi


The Democratic Republic of Snestar is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Elisa Rizzi with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.348 billion Snestaryans 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dandelicha. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Snestaryan economy, worth 661 trillion Euros a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,096 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, Elisa Rizzi can finally stop kneading the dough and start rolling in it instead, and former polygamists always seem to have a huge number of visiting cousins. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Snestar's national animal is the Starfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Snestar is ranked 258,730th in the world and 9,079th in Lazarus for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.33 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Pacifist: 1,854thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,723rdNicest Citizens: 2,792ndTop
Safest: 2,929thBest Weather: 3,117thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,184thHealthiest Citizens: 3,324thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,414thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,752ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,903rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,192ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,474thMost Inclusive: 4,501stHighest Food Quality: 4,575thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,600thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,002ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,043rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,395thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,453rdMost Influential: 5,608thMost Developed: 6,057thLargest Governments: 6,739thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,781stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,105thMost Cultured: 7,129thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,320thSmartest Citizens: 7,460thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,604thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,264thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,334thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,008thMost Efficient Economies: 10,785thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,264thLeast Corrupt Governments: 14,094thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,390thMost Secular: 17,552ndHighest Average Incomes: 19,486thMost Income Equality: 25,727th
Most Pacifist: 72nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 100th in the regionNicest Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Influential: 106th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 132nd in the regionSafest: 132nd in the regionBest Weather: 136th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 144th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 157th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 167th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 179th in the regionMost Inclusive: 180th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 188th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 201st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 205th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 237th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 242nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 257th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 275th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 299th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 301st in the regionMost Developed: 311th in the regionLargest Governments: 325th in the regionMost Cultured: 325th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 382nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 445th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 453rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 464th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 536th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 557th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 646th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 781st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 836th in the regionMost Income Equality: 867th in the region

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