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The Free Bears of Bears Armed

“Do we WHAT in the woods?”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Location: International Democratic Union

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


Bears Armed was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 124

The Free Bears of Bears Armed is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chairbear of the High Council with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 32.41 billion Bears hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Council Groves. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Urrsish economy, worth an astonishing 11,127 trillion golden thalers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 343,346 golden thalers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,148,493 per year while the poor average 76,299, a ratio of 15.1 to 1.

Seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, there's a mortuary next to every Urrsish restaurant, children are expected to carve their own toys, and Chairbear of the High Council's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site. Crime is totally unknown. Bears Armed's national animal is the goldilocks, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is One Plus Seven.

Bears Armed is ranked 1,598th in the world and 1st in International Democratic Union for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 8,963.35 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Cultured: 12thMost Cheerful Citizens: 104thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 118thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 135thHighest Food Quality: 215thLargest Publishing Industry: 224thMost Primitive: 329thMost Valuable International Artwork: 372ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 402ndHighest Economic Output: 421stHighest Disposable Incomes: 434thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 529thMost Devout: 547thRudest Citizens: 562ndMost Efficient Economies: 683rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 685thMost Beautiful Environments: 697thLargest Gambling Industry: 765thMost Rebellious Youth: 968thHighest Average Incomes: 1,428thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,450thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,515thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,550thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,598thLargest Populations: 2,026thSmartest Citizens: 2,386thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,412thLargest Retail Industry: 6,489thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,968thMost Armed: 11,539thMost Inclusive: 11,706thTop
Nicest Citizens: 12,243rdLargest Governments: 12,533rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,536thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,073rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,023rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,812thHighest Drug Use: 17,450thMost Politically Free: 18,012thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,750thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,913th
Most Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the region

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