Highest Crime Rates: 6th Largest Publishing Industry: 9th Most Armed: 10th
The Hairy Old Dude of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Founded 29 May 2004
Bobby ButterPaws Nick
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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The Hairy Old Dude of BearNation is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Bobby ButterPaws Nick with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, national health service, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 26.492 billion Bears 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 New Bear City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient bearish economy, worth a remarkable 7,641 trillion bearpaws a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 288,459 bearpaws, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, children are expected to carve their own toys, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, and anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed. 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 161,845th in the world and 272nd in Gay for Most Authoritarian, with zero Stalins.

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Highest Crime Rates: 6thLargest Publishing Industry: 9thMost Armed: 10thMost Rebellious Youth: 12thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13thMost Developed: 14thMost Beautiful Environments: 36thMost Cultured: 36thLongest Average Lifespans: 40thSmartest Citizens: 90thMost Influential: 114thBest Weather: 154thMost Cheerful Citizens: 289thLargest Gambling Industry: 345thHighest Economic Output: 367thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 500thRudest Citizens: 515thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 560thMost Scientifically Advanced: 575thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 742ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 774thMost Subsidized Industry: 945thLargest Information Technology Sector: 952ndLargest Populations: 1,037thMost Stationary: 1,304thLargest Black Market: 1,363rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,394thMost Politically Free: 1,460thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,843rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,430thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,568thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,158thMost Inclusive: 5,305thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,875thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,063rdHighest Drug Use: 7,487thTop
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Nudest: 9,400thHealthiest Citizens: 10,969thLargest Governments: 11,779thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,228thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,543rd
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 27th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 28th in the region

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