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The Green and Pleasant Dominion of The Bruce

“There is a Dream, Dreaming Us.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Location: Wysteria

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Bruce was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 125

The Green and Pleasant Dominion of The Bruce is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Grande Elector with a fair hand, and notable for its digital currency, avant-garde cinema, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 42.633 billion Electors enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gemini. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Brucean economy, worth an astonishing 15,591 trillion Kopins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 365,709 Kopins, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure', translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, and any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Bruce's national animal is the Rampant Surly Badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pastafarian Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The Bruce is ranked 735th in the world and 17th in Wysteria for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 99,924.26 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rdLargest Populations: 27thLargest Publishing Industry: 39thMost Efficient Economies: 143rdHighest Economic Output: 207thMost Rebellious Youth: 232ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 347thHighest Disposable Incomes: 391stMost Secular: 415thSmartest Citizens: 472ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 735thMost Scientifically Advanced: 840thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 857thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,052ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,113thMost Cultured: 1,140thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,179thHighest Average Incomes: 1,290thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,328thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,338thHealthiest Citizens: 1,344thMost Developed: 1,476thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,511thHighest Food Quality: 1,631stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,768thBest Weather: 1,818thMost Armed: 2,277thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,317thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,654thRudest Citizens: 2,919thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,353rdLargest Governments: 4,121stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,284thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,801stMost Influential: 6,617thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,674thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,843rdLargest Black Market: 11,616thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18,676thMost Inclusive: 21,253rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,635th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the region

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