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The Saint James Islands

Population13.152 billion

LeaderPremier Ainsley Callahan


The 🐌 Molluscratic Republic 🐌 of The Saint James Islands is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Premier Ainsley Callahan with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.152 billion Saint James Islanders hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Georgetown. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saint James Islander economy, worth a remarkable 1,849 trillion florins a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 140,646 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, edutainment video games are taking The Saint James Islands's students to the next level, citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee, and Saint James Islanders are fixin' ta comma any way they wanna. Crime is totally unknown. The Saint James Islands's national animal is the snail, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Saint James Islands is ranked 18,081st in the world and 82nd in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 260.13 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 2,153rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,743rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,194thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,255thMost Cultured: 5,492ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,539thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,703rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,976thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,449thHighest Economic Output: 6,852ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,500thMost Developed: 7,698thNudest: 7,946thSafest: 8,354thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 9,613thSmartest Citizens: 9,902ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,526thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,594thHealthiest Citizens: 10,652ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,889thLargest Governments: 12,293rdMost Inclusive: 12,638thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,679thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,188thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,260thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,270thMost Politically Free: 14,079thLargest Populations: 14,293rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,493rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,567thNicest Citizens: 14,954thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,483rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 16th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionNudest: 21st in the region

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