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The Kingdom of Salty Burs

“Mission accomplished”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Kingdom of Salty Burs is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.964 billion Salty Bursians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balaho. The average income tax rate is 83.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Salty Bursian economy, worth 211 trillion Burs 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 107,916 Burs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader claims to be the epitome of family values, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, and Max Barry is this year's Miss Salty Burs. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Salty Burs's national animal is the bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Salty Burs is ranked 99,341st in the world and 3,609th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 69.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Secular: 2,618thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,901stMost Influential: 3,566thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,281stMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,845thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,026thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,913thBest Weather: 11,464thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,669thMost Inclusive: 11,764thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,891stTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,784thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,053rdMost Pacifist: 13,178thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,335thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,664thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,824thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,656thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,295thNicest Citizens: 16,019thSmartest Citizens: 16,146thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,114thHealthiest Citizens: 17,548thLargest Governments: 17,827thLowest Crime Rates: 18,213thMost Developed: 18,236thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,574thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,955thMost Income Equality: 19,506thMost Cultured: 20,122ndSafest: 23,395thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,580thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,833rdLargest Publishing Industry: 23,863rd
Most Secular: 91st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 244th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 271st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 346th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 363rd in the regionBest Weather: 364th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 376th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 379th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 394th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 411th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 425th in the regionMost Inclusive: 427th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 428th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 441st in the regionMost Influential: 456th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 465th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 490th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 504th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 505th in the regionLargest Governments: 519th in the regionMost Pacifist: 520th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 527th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 528th in the regionMost Developed: 534th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 544th in the regionMost Cultured: 573rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 588th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 616th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 668th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 684th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 715th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 741st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 755th in the regionMost Income Equality: 794th in the regionSafest: 817th in the region

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