Highest Crime Rates: 5th Largest Publishing Industry: 8th Most Armed: 11th
The Playful Otters of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Founded 29 May 2004
Bobby ButterPaws
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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The Playful Otters of BearNation is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Bobby ButterPaws with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, digital currency, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 27.271 billion Otters hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kelp City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Otterian economy, worth a remarkable 7,988 trillion splashes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 292,933 splashes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Bobby ButterPaws has a wardrobe full of fake designer suits, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts, and the country's population is reported with a margin of error of several billions. 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 clam, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

BearNation is ranked 178,554th in the world and 335th in Gay for Highest Average Tax Rates, with -1.61 Effective Tax Rate.

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Highest Crime Rates: 5thLargest Publishing Industry: 8thMost Armed: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12thMost Rebellious Youth: 13thMost Developed: 19thMost Cultured: 37thMost Beautiful Environments: 38thLongest Average Lifespans: 44thSmartest Citizens: 92ndMost Influential: 106thBest Weather: 158thMost Cheerful Citizens: 287thHighest Economic Output: 352ndLargest Gambling Industry: 397thMost Scientifically Advanced: 428thRudest Citizens: 523rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 532ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 635thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 681stLargest Populations: 994thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,013thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,029thMost Stationary: 1,207thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,233rdMost Politically Free: 1,389thHighest Average Incomes: 1,397thLargest Black Market: 1,681stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,839thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,019thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2,155thLargest Retail Industry: 2,496thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,680thMost Inclusive: 5,306thHighest Drug Use: 6,381stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,544thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,881stNudest: 7,382ndMost Extreme: 8,493rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 10,650thLargest Governments: 11,300thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,484th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionNudest: 20th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 26th in the region

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