The Heimlich Maneuver of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Founded 29 May 2004
Bobby ButterPaws
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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The Heimlich Maneuver of BearNation is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Bobby ButterPaws with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 24.323 billion Bears hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment and Industry are also considered important, while Law & Order and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Bear City. The average income tax rate is 38.0%.

The frighteningly efficient BearNationian economy, worth a remarkable 8,126 trillion Irish gold coins a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Gambling, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 334,124 Irish gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Disaster victims are viewed with disdain, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in New Bear City for fear of causing a fuss, retail stores offer sales every hour on the hour, and meat-eating is frowned upon. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. BearNation's national animal is the poodle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

BearNation is ranked 2nd in Gay and 712th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 334 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : BearNation was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Following new legislation in BearNation, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in BearNation, retail stores offer sales every hour on the hour.
  • : Following new legislation in BearNation, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in New Bear City for fear of causing a fuss.
  • : Following new legislation in BearNation, disaster victims are viewed with disdain.
  • : Following new legislation in BearNation, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • : Following new legislation in BearNation, the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist.
  • : BearNation lodged a message on the Gay Regional Message Board.
  • : BearNation lodged a message on the Gay Regional Message Board.
  • : BearNation lodged a message on the Gay Regional Message Board.

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