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The Holy Kingdoms of Barronstan

“Our father loves us!!”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The New Galactic Empire

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The Holy Kingdoms of Barronstan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Pontifex Harvey Barron with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.635 billion Barronstanis 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 Temple of Earthly Residence. 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 Orthodox Christian Buddhism, and its currency is the draco.

Barronstan is ranked 30th in The New Galactic Empire and 14,328th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 3 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 24 days ago

  • 6 days ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 11 days ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 12 days ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Safest.
  • 16 days ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 17 days ago: Barronstan was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
  • 24 days ago: Barronstan changed its national capital to "Temple of Earthly Residence", its demonym to "Barronstani", its faith to "Orthodox Christian Buddhism", its leader to "Pontifex Harvey Barron", its motto to "Our father loves us!!", and its nation type to "Holy Kingdoms".
  • 24 days ago: Barronstan altered its national flag.
  • 24 days ago: Barronstan lodged a message on the The New Galactic Empire Regional Message Board.
  • 24 days ago: Barronstan relocated from Kantrias to The New Galactic Empire.
  • 24 days ago: Barronstan relocated from Osiris to Kantrias.

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