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The Protectorate of Barquians

“Forever Barquian”

Category: Right-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
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Location: Nintendo

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Protectorate of Barquians is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. The hard-working population of 382 million Barquiansians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The relatively small, moralistic, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The very strong Barquiansian economy, worth 24.6 trillion Hratios a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 64,374 Hratios, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 196,650 per year while the poor average 16,333, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Barquians's national animal is the Herron, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Barquians is ranked 146,467th in the world and 8th in Nintendo for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,126.93 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 8,334th
Most Pro-Market: 1st in the region

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