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The Republic of New Bicknell

“We Will Endure”

Category: Capitalizt
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Location: Ancient Lands

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Republic of New Bicknell is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 345 million New Bicknellians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense is also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.7%.

The strong New Bicknellian economy, worth 19.3 trillion pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Pizza Delivery, and Retail. Average income is 55,812 pounds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 363,922 per year while the poor average 3,387, a ratio of 107 to 1.

Defense lawyers often argue there's no proof murder victims weren't vampires, helicopter parenting is on the rise, five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes, and military training in New Bicknell emphasizes the tactical advantages of stabbing backs. Crime is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. New Bicknell's national animal is the fox.

New Bicknell is ranked 107,651st in the world and 337th in Ancient Lands for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.28 percentage of bribes refused.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,461stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,911thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,526thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,541stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,091stMost Pro-Market: 21,125thMost Primitive: 24,056th
Highest Food Quality: 19th in the regionMost Primitive: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 21st in the regionTop
Most Devout: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 35th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 36th in the region

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