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The Great Congregation of Brethren

“In Sacred Peace”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire


The Great Congregation of Brethren is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, lack of airports, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, devout population of 1.391 billion Brethren are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thriwich. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Brethren economy, worth 109 trillion tokens 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 Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 78,632 tokens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality, and both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brethren's national animal is the Seagull, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dolphinism.

Brethren is ranked 143,002nd in the world and 6,161st in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 8.08 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 617thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,095thMost Devout: 2,184thMost Pacifist: 2,193rdMost Influential: 2,210thNicest Citizens: 2,436thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,049thBest Weather: 3,258thMost Inclusive: 4,030thSafest: 4,768thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,772ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,178thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,247thHealthiest Citizens: 6,407thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,436thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,752ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,981stLowest Crime Rates: 7,042ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,095thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,196thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 10,382ndLargest Governments: 10,694thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,719thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,740thMost Cultured: 15,106thMost Income Equality: 16,770th
Most Devout: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 65th in the regionNicest Citizens: 69th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 72nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 73rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 97th in the regionSafest: 130th in the regionMost Inclusive: 136th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 145th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 150th in the regionMost Influential: 154th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 159th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 173rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 180th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 182nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 184th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 193rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 195th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 218th in the regionLargest Governments: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 286th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 340th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 387th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 410th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 416th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 431st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 487th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 526th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 581st in the region

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