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The Federal Republic of Bantan

“To the glory of Bantan!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Unproven

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The Federal Republic of Bantan is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Fei Long with an even hand, and notable for its fear of technology, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, humorless population of 2.511 billion Bantonians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mei Fong. The average income tax rate is 66.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Bantanian economy, worth 232 trillion yen 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. 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 92,470 yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

A faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em", Fei Long is worshipped as a god, and warning signs caution Bantonians where they may fall off 'the edge of the world'. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Bantan's national animal is the horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Shamanism.

Bantan is ranked 53,585th in the world and 2,305th in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 67.44 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 501stTop
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Most Primitive: 3,795thMost Influential: 4,941stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,820thLargest Black Market: 7,980thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,102ndTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9,109thBest Weather: 10,526thMost Inclusive: 10,566thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,744thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,029thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,455thMost Developed: 13,694thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,743rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,775thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,973rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,853rdMost Advanced Public Education: 15,156thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,403rd
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 125th in the regionMost Primitive: 146th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 189th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 305th in the regionBest Weather: 342nd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 369th in the regionMost Inclusive: 373rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 376th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 387th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 404th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 406th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 418th in the regionMost Developed: 419th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 444th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 445th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 462nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 465th in the regionMost Influential: 484th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 625th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 14 » Anachronolandia, Gecetesse, Astraee, Hanguk-Nippon, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Kiasu-ism, Jehenna, Qvait, The Tecorogan Federation, Marinho Islands, Aidenfieeld, Qawe, Rebel-topia, and Abarri.