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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 44thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 64thBest Weather: 77th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Release the crazed robot badger with laser eyes!
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Badger Wind

Population21.978 billion

CapitalWhen Pigs Fly
LeaderCreator Destroyer

Currencynugget
AnimalBadger

The Empire of Badger Wind is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Creator Destroyer with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, fear of technology, and lack of airports. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 21.978 billion Badgers are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of When Pigs Fly. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Badgerian economy, worth a remarkable 6,220 trillion nuggets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 283,049 nuggets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, even secular Badgers are shouting "Blessed are the cheesemakers!", and chess hooliganism is on the rise after the banning of organised sports. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Badger Wind's national animal is the Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Badger Wind is ranked 468th in the world and 15th in the South Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 102.53 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 44thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 64thBest Weather: 77thMost Beautiful Environments: 78thMost Developed: 124thLongest Average Lifespans: 136thHealthiest Citizens: 158thMost Advanced Public Education: 212thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 337thLargest Welfare Programs: 381stMost Secular: 385thHighest Average Tax Rates: 468thMost Advanced Public Transport: 479thLowest Crime Rates: 488thHighest Food Quality: 538thLargest Governments: 555thMost Inclusive: 814thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,020thMost Pacifist: 1,099thSmartest Citizens: 1,342ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,719thHighest Economic Output: 1,802ndLargest Black Market: 2,365thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,604thHighest Average Incomes: 2,749thMost Cultured: 2,810thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,221stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,771stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,915thNudest: 5,777thMost Efficient Economies: 6,732ndLargest Populations: 8,309thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 16,224thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,646thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,574thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,064thMost Income Equality: 23,004th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 21st in the regionMost Inclusive: 29th in the regionMost Pacifist: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 40th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 42nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 48th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Populations: 67th in the regionMost Cultured: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 96th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 144th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 149th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 207th in the regionMost Stationary: 452nd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 622nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 789th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 827th in the regionMost Income Equality: 1,032nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,117th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,137th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, chess hooliganism is on the rise after the banning of organised sports.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, even secular Badgers are shouting "Blessed are the cheesemakers!".
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants.
  • : Badger Wind was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Badger Wind's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Badger Wind was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, vets have been drafted in to help "fix" those who fail the parental license exam.
  • : Following new legislation in Badger Wind, girls in elementary school classes gaze longingly at boys playing tag.

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