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The United Lands of Barronstan

“Many flames, one fire!!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Yokai

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The United Lands of Barronstan is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Great Sage President Barron with an iron fist, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.221 billion Fire Sages are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Federal District Zero. The average income tax rate is 87%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Uranium Mining industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Woodchip Exports.

The new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit, private law firms are unheard of, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, and invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barronstan's national animal is the Horned Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, its national religion is Nationalism, and its currency is the draco.

Barronstan is ranked 4th in Yokai and 6,561st in the world for Most Cultured, scoring 45 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 days ago

  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Happiest Citizens.
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Happiest Citizens.
  • 9 days ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 10 days ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Barronstan, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Barronstan, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • 11 days ago: Barronstan changed its national demonym to "Fire Sage" and its leader to "The Great Sage President Barron".
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Barronstan, private law firms are unheard of.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Barronstan, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Barronstan, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.

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