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The Green and Pleasant Dominion of The Bruce

“There is a Dream, Dreaming Us.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Wysteria

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Bruce was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 125

The Green and Pleasant Dominion of The Bruce is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Grande Elector with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, otherworldly petting zoo, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 38.697 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 14,151 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 365,704 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 24,862nd in the world and 23rd in Wysteria for Nudest, with 215.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22ndLargest Populations: 35thLargest Publishing Industry: 39thMost Efficient Economies: 104thHighest Economic Output: 188thMost Rebellious Youth: 222ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 316thMost Secular: 332ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 358thSmartest Citizens: 385thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 491stMost Valuable International Artwork: 591stMost Scientifically Advanced: 760thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 885thHighest Crime Rates: 957thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,002ndMost Cultured: 1,039thHighest Average Incomes: 1,041stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,054thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,102ndMost Developed: 1,125thHealthiest Citizens: 1,131stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,187thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,403rdBest Weather: 1,466thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,759thMost Armed: 1,948thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,339thRudest Citizens: 2,355thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,380thLargest Governments: 3,496thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,649thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,473rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,642ndMost Influential: 6,340thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,322ndLargest Black Market: 9,028thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19,144thMost Politically Free: 19,567thMost Inclusive: 19,576thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,658th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the region

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