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The Federal Republic of Berlitria

“Blest be the tie that binds”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Federal Republic of Berlitria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Mikhail Zayev Vakhrushev with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, devout population of 22.593 billion Berlitrians 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, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lindenberg. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Berlitrian economy, worth a remarkable 2,058 trillion Krushes a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 91,114 Krushes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rumor has it that Mikhail Zayev Vakhrushev has won three lotteries in a row, artificial intelligences seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui, third world countries are rich in "I Love Lindenberg" t-shirts, and religious households enthusiastically use whips in private. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Berlitria's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Berlitria is ranked 225,358th in the world and 6,350th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -27.37 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Best Weather: 2,910thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,309thLargest Populations: 4,913thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,036thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,383rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,933rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,947thNicest Citizens: 6,071stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,046thHighest Economic Output: 7,340thMost Devout: 7,467thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,768thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,940thLargest Black Market: 8,007thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,753rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,084thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,237thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,436thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,563rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,860thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,093rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,134thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12,000thMost Developed: 12,414thHealthiest Citizens: 13,899thLargest Governments: 14,606thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,656thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,252ndMost Inclusive: 15,966thMost Efficient Economies: 19,199thMost Influential: 19,727thMost Cultured: 21,956thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,318th
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Largest Populations: 74th in the regionBest Weather: 78th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 105th in the regionNicest Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 131st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 145th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 158th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 182nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 184th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 204th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 209th in the regionMost Devout: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 221st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 233rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 253rd in the regionMost Developed: 259th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 279th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 282nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 283rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 290th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 328th in the regionLargest Governments: 355th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 394th in the regionLargest Black Market: 396th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 415th in the regionMost Cultured: 437th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 439th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 503rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 546th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 546th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 10 » Volsar, Zerentopia, Panormia, Aqueira, Thus Sprach Zarathustra, Black Hawk Raider Refugees, A Leaf on the Wind, United Libor Lefunkistan, Perfect Sublime Masters, and Makdon.