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Most Influential: 1,779thSafest: 3,144thBest Weather: 3,988th
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Pax et Iustitia
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Santa Pace

Population4.646 billion

CapitalUlula
LeaderHis Majesty the King of Santa Pace

CurrencyLira
AnimalOwl

The Kingdom of Santa Pace is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by His Majesty the King of Santa Pace with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 4.646 billion Santa Paceans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ulula. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Santa Pacean economy, worth 574 trillion Lire a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 123,650 Lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, teach an angler how to phish and he can make a living, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, and officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Santa Pace's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Santa Pace is ranked 212,740th in the world and 1,099th in 10000 Islands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -4.2 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Safest: 3,144thBest Weather: 3,988thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,996thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,369thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,514thHealthiest Citizens: 4,624thLowest Crime Rates: 5,111thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,182ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,364thMost Pacifist: 5,818thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,972ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,137thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,303rdMost Secular: 6,350thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,357thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,641stNicest Citizens: 6,824thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,202ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,368thMost Developed: 7,441stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,724thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,959thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,224thMost Cultured: 8,426thHighest Food Quality: 8,799thLargest Governments: 9,589thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,016thSmartest Citizens: 10,465thMost Efficient Economies: 12,130thTop
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Most Inclusive: 14,436thMost Patriotic: 16,108thMost Income Equality: 17,853rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,246thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,772ndHighest Average Incomes: 24,649thMost Valuable International Artwork: 26,863rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 27,488th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 59th in the regionSafest: 61st in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 79th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 85th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 86th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 89th in the regionBest Weather: 93rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 97th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 99th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 101st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 101st in the regionMost Secular: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 103rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 113th in the regionMost Pacifist: 115th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 131st in the regionNicest Citizens: 133rd in the regionMost Influential: 134th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 135th in the regionMost Developed: 139th in the regionMost Patriotic: 144th in the region

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