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The Kingdom of Bars

“Move and be moved”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: England

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Kingdom of Bars is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.742 billion Barsians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 73.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Barsian economy, worth 589 trillion Hyons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 39,975 Hyons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, horses are considered a delicacy, corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians, and a major religion has been named as Bars's national religion. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bars's national animal is the horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Bars is ranked 116,074th in the world and 19th in England for Most Valuable International Artwork, with zero Bank.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,950thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,462ndTop
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Largest Populations: 19,388thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,645thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,172nd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the region

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