by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,417thLargest Retail Industry: 3,886thBest Weather: 12,037th
The Federal Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Moral Freedom For All
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population7.219 billion

CapitalNew Staniel City
LeaderStan Oiz


The Federal Republic of Staniel is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Stan Oiz with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 7.219 billion Stanleans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Staniel City. The average income tax rate is 37.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Stanlean economy, worth 554 trillion dolts a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 76,774 dolts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a lot of hot air coming from the Capitol Building, unsolved crimes are often pinned on veterans with PTSD, group hugs break out during floor votes, and the government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Staniel's national animal is the bison, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Staniel is ranked 38,814th in the world and 2,324th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.91 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Influential: 1,417thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 3,886thTop
Best Weather: 12,037thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,095thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,856thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,276thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,394thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,872nd
Largest Retail Industry: 185th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 573rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 638th in the regionBest Weather: 669th in the regionLargest Populations: 745th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 799th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 932nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 948th in the regionLargest Black Market: 973rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,006th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Staniel, the government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers.
  • : Following new legislation in Staniel, group hugs break out during floor votes.
  • : Staniel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Staniel's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Staniel altered its national flag.
  • : Staniel altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Staniel, unsolved crimes are often pinned on veterans with PTSD.
  • : Staniel relocated from Balder to The North Pacific.
  • : Staniel was refounded in Balder.
  • : Staniel ceased to exist in The North Pacific.


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