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Most Primitive: 2,352ndMost Authoritarian: 2,367thMost Income Equality: 2,436th
The Rogue Nation of
Psychotic Dictatorship
an antagonism against the political
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Baedan

Population581 million

Currencysocial
Animalfuture

The Rogue Nation of Baedan is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, complete lack of prisons, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 581 million Baedanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 82.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Baedanian economy, worth 6.84 trillion socials a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Furniture Restoration, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 11,767 socials, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Homosexuality is a crime punishable by death, euthanasia is illegal, Leader signs the laws but abides by none of them, and traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baedan's national animal is the future, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Baedan is ranked 236,620th in the world and 319th in The Black Hawks for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -10.4 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Primitive: 2,352ndMost Authoritarian: 2,367thMost Income Equality: 2,436thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,661stMost Conservative: 2,915thNudest: 4,412thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,024thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 13,632ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,098thMost Extreme: 15,486thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,955thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,666th
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Most Income Equality: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionMost Primitive: 12th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Baedan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Baedan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Baedan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Authoritarian and Most Income Equality.
  • : Baedan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Baedan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Baedan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Baedan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Baedan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Baedan, traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation".
  • : Following new legislation in Baedan, Leader signs the laws but abides by none of them.

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