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The Borderlands of Western Barhar

“Libertad o Muerte!”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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The Borderlands of Western Barhar is a gargantuan, genial nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls. The compassionate, intelligent population of 13.26 billion Western Barharians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Education, and Defence. The average income tax rate is 98%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Welfare funding has recently gone through the roof, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, politicians are to be found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, and property values in suburbs have nosedived after the middle class were forced to live next door to ethnic minorities. Crime is totally unknown. Western Barhar's national animal is the prancing tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the xi.

Western Barhar is ranked 72nd in Balder and 2,737th in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,094 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 9 days ago

  • 8 hours ago: Western Barhar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • 2 days 8 hours ago: Western Barhar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 4 days ago: Western Barhar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 4 days ago: Western Barhar was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 6 days ago: Western Barhar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 7 days ago: Western Barhar was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 9 days ago: Western Barhar was refounded in Balder.
  • 12 days ago: Western Barhar ceased to exist.
  • 16 days ago: Western Barhar fell out of the regional Top 10% for Nudest.
  • 25 days ago: Western Barhar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).

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