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Most Primitive: 320thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,576thMost Devout: 4,732nd
The Borderlands of
Authoritarian Democracy
From Many, One
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Good

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Sanaq

Population404 million

Currencystone
Animalcamel

The Borderlands of Sanaq is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, prohibition of alcohol, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, devout population of 404 million Sanaqians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded government prioritizes Administration, with Welfare, Spirituality, and Law & Order also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 83.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Sanaqian economy, worth 25.4 trillion stones a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Pizza Delivery, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 62,780 stones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Referenda are held for every conceivable government action, the country's population is reported with a margin of error of several billions, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, and the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Sanaq' is a smash hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sanaq's national animal is the camel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sanaq is ranked 197,684th in the world and 24th in The Story of Civilization for Most Valuable International Artwork, with zero Bank.

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Most Primitive: 320thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,576thTop
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Most Devout: 4,732ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,316thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,108thMost Conservative: 11,105thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,798thBest Weather: 13,019thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,082ndSafest: 17,219thMost Authoritarian: 20,544thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,064thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,384th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in Sanaq' is a smash hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, the country's population is reported with a margin of error of several billions.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Sanaq published "Gnostic Chirhine" (Factbook: Religion).
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, sprinters achieve their personal bests only when the Olympic Team recruiters come calling.
  • : Sanaq was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, works of historical fiction contain a surprising lack of historical figures.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, it's best not to ask what goes into Sanaq City Fried Chicken's secret blend of herbs and spices.

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