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Most Primitive: 331stMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,691stMost Devout: 4,641st
The Borderlands of
Authoritarian Democracy
From Many, One
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Sanaq

Population434 million

Currencystone
Animalcamel

The Borderlands of Sanaq is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its closed borders, pith helmet sales, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 434 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, while International Aid isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 84.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Sanaqian economy, worth 27.4 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 63,210 stones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others, the horniness of the great-horned camel is considered a national priority, jollity-related fatalities are on the increase, and a life spent suffering in silence is considered noble. 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 45,840th in the world and 7th in The Story of Civilization for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 3,528.77 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Primitive: 331stMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,691stTop
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Most Devout: 4,641stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,479thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,444thMost Conservative: 11,135thBest Weather: 12,057thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,232ndSafest: 12,805thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,523rdMost Beautiful Environments: 19,809thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,661stLargest Governments: 23,628th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 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:

  • : Sanaq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, a life spent suffering in silence is considered noble.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, jollity-related fatalities are on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, the horniness of the great-horned camel is considered a national priority.
  • : Sanaq lodged a message on the The Story of Civilization Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, all animals are equal but some are more equal than others.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, embarrassed police officers wear spandex and carry net guns.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, military doctrine says not to open fire until you see the "beady little eyes" of Johnny Foreigner.
  • : Following new legislation in Sanaq, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned.

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