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The Republic of Bam 16

“Peace and Justice”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Newcomer


The Republic of Bam 16 is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 655 million Bam 16ians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 36.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Bam 16ian economy, worth 30.6 trillion kronor a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 46,777 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Television characters who ask how someone's doing are charged with harassment, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, forest fires have dropped dramatically as there are hardly any forests left, and the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Bam 16 City Times is sold out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bam 16's national animal is the sheep, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bam 16 is ranked 100,505th in the world and 2,184th in the Rejected Realms for Smartest Citizens, with 32.6 quips per hour.

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