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The Saint James Confederation

Population4.257 billion



The Free Land of The Saint James Confederation is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its national health service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 4.257 billion Saint James Confederationians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mariascola. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Saint James Confederationian economy, worth 226 trillion shillings a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Gambling and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 53,286 shillings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The government spends millions of shillings every year prosecuting spammers, it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations, schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, and sex changes are routinely performed at The Saint James Confederation's hospitals. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Saint James Confederation's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Saint James Confederation is ranked 177,919th in the world and 365th in Field Egg Group for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -5.44 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,394thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,916thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,555thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,594thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,567thMost Politically Free: 13,632ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,418thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,526thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,886th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 21st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 27th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rd in the region

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