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Most Secular: 683rdMost Pacifist: 765thBest Weather: 798th
The Radiant Republic of
Democratic Socialists
...Our Path to Ascension, the path We call Technocracy.
Gao He Ping
Influence
Contender
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
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Sunset Sea Islands

Population7.472 billion

CapitalSunset City
LeaderGao He Ping
FaithAgnosticism

CurrencySol
AnimalHermit Crab

The Radiant Republic of Sunset Sea Islands is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Gao He Ping with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 7.472 billion Sunset Sea Islandsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sunset City. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Sunset Sea Islandsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,608 trillion Sols 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 215,288 Sols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, and weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sunset Sea Islands's national animal is the Hermit Crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Sunset Sea Islands is ranked 196,020th in the world and 95th in Eurth for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -8.34 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Secular: 683rdMost Pacifist: 765thBest Weather: 798thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 812thMost Beautiful Environments: 852ndMost Developed: 956thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,143rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,152ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,303rdSmartest Citizens: 1,500thLowest Crime Rates: 1,510thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,578thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,603rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,693rdMost Inclusive: 1,725thNicest Citizens: 1,748thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,749thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,761stSafest: 1,891stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,903rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,004thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,261stLargest Governments: 2,292ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,449thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,731stMost Cultured: 2,988thMost Efficient Economies: 3,491stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,647thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,846thHighest Average Incomes: 5,201stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,654thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,361stMost Influential: 8,358thHighest Economic Output: 9,676thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,753rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,621stMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,057thMost Income Equality: 18,225th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sunset Sea Islands was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Sunset Sea Islands was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Sunset Sea Islands's influence in Eurth fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Sunset Sea Islands was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments and Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Sunset Sea Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Sunset Sea Islands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Sunset Sea Islands was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and Safest and the Top 5% for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Sunset Sea Islands was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Sunset Sea Islands, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law.
  • : Following new legislation in Sunset Sea Islands, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.

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