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The 3rd United Socialist States of Baaas

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Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: Confederacy of Layem

Regional Influence: Envoy

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The 3rd United Socialist States of Baaas is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Benatsa Tsanitso with a fair hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.055 billion Baaasians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jergeb. The average income tax rate is 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Baaasian economy, worth 174 trillion Baeghotts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is 84,681 Baeghotts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Theatre audiences often need a telescope to see the stage, park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers, internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens, and poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baaas's national animal is the Baasian Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Baaas is ranked 227,997th in the world and 133rd in Confederacy of Layem for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -8.46 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,035thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 6,763rdMost Secular: 6,875thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,114thMost Influential: 7,429thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,759thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,656thSafest: 9,782ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,124thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,223rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,282ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,460thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,057thTop
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Best Weather: 13,006thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,472ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,180thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,658thMost Inclusive: 15,712thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,225thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,299thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,344thLargest Governments: 18,810thMost Cultured: 20,271stLowest Crime Rates: 20,937thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,759thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,277thMost Income Equality: 24,223rd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 19 » South Acren, Basically Mini America, New Amria, Phillippeland, Eretnid, Hualonia, Massechusetts, Yatexia, Stephaniesland, Peanu-Butteria, Infidel State, Charoskania, New Harare, Muttartia, Vultuca, The Final Sith Order, Lemon Empire of Voidiar, The United Republic of America, and Swedezterland.