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The Free Land of The Ursine Northlands

“On Land and Sea, The Bears are Free!”

Category: Anarchy
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Location: International Democratic Union

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Free Land of The Ursine Northlands is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chairbear of the High Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 25.238 billion Bears live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Defense, and Environment also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of NorthPort. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Northlander Urrsish economy, worth a remarkable 4,559 trillion golden thalers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 180,670 golden thalers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 623,035 per year while the poor average 38,351, a ratio of 16.2 to 1.

Citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, inheritance tax has recently been abolished, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools, and weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies. Crime is totally unknown. The Ursine Northlands's national animal is the hare, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is One Plus Seven or Urrsarhtru.

The Ursine Northlands is ranked 225,720th in the world and 113th in International Democratic Union for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 43.41 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Cultured: 480thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,356thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,430thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,877thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,963rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,146thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,340thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,448thRudest Citizens: 2,547thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,728thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,824thMost Devout: 2,971stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,505thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,910thLargest Populations: 4,158thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,423rdMost Rebellious Youth: 5,006thFattest Citizens: 5,319thMost Primitive: 6,097thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,548thHighest Average Incomes: 8,998thMost Efficient Economies: 9,079thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,898thMost Armed: 10,149thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,157thNudest: 11,228thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 12,374thSmartest Citizens: 13,277thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,739thLargest Retail Industry: 16,453rdMost Politically Free: 16,664thHighest Drug Use: 18,036thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,837thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,462nd
Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the region

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