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The United States of Barnabad

“Speak softly and carry a big stick”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: The Alterran Republic

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

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The United States of Barnabad is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its vat-grown people, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.234 billion Barnabadians 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, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barnabadian economy, worth 270 trillion Tors a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 121,102 Tors, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people, and Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barnabad's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Barnabad is ranked 101,626th in the world and 4th in The Alterran Republic for Most Extreme, scoring 19.31 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,477thBest Weather: 6,324thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,403rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,550thMost Developed: 6,785thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,315thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,387thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,590thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,769thHealthiest Citizens: 7,780thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,538thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,640thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,878thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,926thSmartest Citizens: 9,070thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,931stMost Inclusive: 10,050thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,106thMost Secular: 10,425thLargest Governments: 10,803rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,933rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,293rdSafest: 11,365thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,385thNicest Citizens: 11,629thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,094thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,006thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,656thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,031stMost Cultured: 15,482ndMost Income Equality: 15,971stMost Efficient Economies: 16,151stMost Pacifist: 16,387thHighest Average Incomes: 23,049th
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the region

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