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Sasten

Population19.514 billion

CapitalAzarai
LeaderKing Renadt II
FaithSecularism

CurrencyEzret
AnimalLeopard

The United Kingdom of Sasten is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Renadt II with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful population of 19.514 billion Sastennites enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Welfare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Azarai. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Sastennic economy, worth a remarkable 7,489 trillion Ezrets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 383,825 Ezrets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sasten is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, King Renadt II is too busy listening to praise to get any work done, and many friends and relatives of King Renadt II have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sasten's national animal is the Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secularism.

Sasten is ranked 144th in the world and 11th in The North Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 239.13 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 81stHighest Average Tax Rates: 98thLargest Governments: 102ndSmartest Citizens: 138thLowest Crime Rates: 144thSafest: 164thMost Cheerful Citizens: 179thHighest Poor Incomes: 186thMost Advanced Public Transport: 192ndMost Efficient Economies: 200thNicest Citizens: 203rdMost Subsidized Industry: 231stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 239thMost Advanced Public Education: 241stMost Compassionate Citizens: 247thMost Inclusive: 289thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 294thMost Scientifically Advanced: 294thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 351stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 382ndMost Rebellious Youth: 541stMost Developed: 579thLongest Average Lifespans: 665thLargest Publishing Industry: 751stHighest Economic Output: 778thHighest Average Incomes: 846thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 872ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 889thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,043rdMost Pacifist: 1,173rdMost Cultured: 1,208thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,728thMost Secular: 1,798thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,097thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,162ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,309thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,885thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,585thLargest Populations: 6,618thMost Influential: 7,763rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,024thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,070thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 17,373rdMost Income Equality: 17,760thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,947thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,482nd
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Smartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 37th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 56th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 69th in the regionLargest Populations: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 72nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 77th in the regionMost Secular: 83rd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 112th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 123rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 128th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 346th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 440th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 454th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 500th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 662nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 741st in the regionMost Income Equality: 977th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sasten was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, many friends and relatives of King Renadt II have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, King Renadt II is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Sasten was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, Sasten is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Sasten, Sasten has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories.

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