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Highest Average Tax Rates: 40thMost Pacifist: 48thLargest Governments: 74th
The Environmental Protectorate of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
What the hell just hit my head?
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population34.406 billion

CapitalNew Willowsburg
LeaderCretor Lamjack

Animalflying squirrel

The Environmental Protectorate of Steenia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Cretor Lamjack with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 34.406 billion Steenians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Willowsburg. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Steenian economy, worth a remarkable 4,706 trillion slapsticks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 136,799 slapsticks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, and sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Steenia's national animal is the flying squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Steenia is ranked 35,883rd in the world and 1,911th in Lazarus for Most Developed, scoring 70.34 on the Human Development Index.

Highest Average Tax Rates: 40thMost Pacifist: 48thLargest Governments: 74thSafest: 78thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 82ndMost Beautiful Environments: 87thLowest Crime Rates: 144thSmartest Citizens: 188thMost Compassionate Citizens: 209thHealthiest Citizens: 226thNicest Citizens: 231stLeast Corrupt Governments: 240thBest Weather: 264thLongest Average Lifespans: 296thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 296thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 414thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 424thMost Cultured: 444thMost Cheerful Citizens: 541stMost Advanced Public Transport: 651stMost Rebellious Youth: 693rdLargest Populations: 1,008thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,165thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,394thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,624thMost Inclusive: 1,810thHighest Economic Output: 1,980thTop
Most Influential: 3,374thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,678thMost Devout: 5,769thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,647thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 11,418thMost Income Equality: 13,769thHighest Average Incomes: 16,732ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,177thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,215th
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 60th in the regionMost Inclusive: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 75th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 89th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 115th in the regionMost Devout: 267th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 301st in the regionMost Income Equality: 362nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 456th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 571st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 629th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Steenia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Steenia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Steenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Steenia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced and Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Steenia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Steenia was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Steenia ceased to exist in Futaba Aoi.
  • : Steenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Following new legislation in Steenia, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Steenia, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.


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