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The Fishing Colony of Barantina


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Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Unproven


The Fishing Colony of Barantina is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its fear of technology, lack of airports, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 825 million Barantinans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Law & Order, with Industry, Administration, and Environment also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fishpolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Barantinan economy, worth 72.7 trillion coins a year, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 88,176 coins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 473,814 per year while the poor average 8,554, a ratio of 55.4 to 1.

Historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, burnout is common with anti-government demagogues, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, and the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Barantina's national animal is the fish, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Barantina is ranked 233,737th in the world and 1,280th in 10000 Islands for Highest Poor Incomes, with 8,554.42 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 9thMost Primitive: 657thMost Ignorant Citizens: 977thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,607thBest Weather: 7,008thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,970thMost Conservative: 8,045thMost Devout: 10,628thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,414thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,334thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,249thMost Authoritarian: 15,676thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,657thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,879th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 10th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 36th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 52nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 67th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 82nd in the regionMost Devout: 92nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 102nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 131st in the region

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