by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,623rdMost Rebellious Youth: 16,229thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,589th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Give From What Was Destroyed
Civil Rights
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Population1.299 billion

LeaderSean O'Claddagh

AnimalIrish Elk

The People's Republic of Baethland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sean O'Claddagh with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.299 billion Baethians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dublin. The average income tax rate is 70.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Baethlandian economy, worth 57.2 trillion euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is 44,029 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Federal Council of Baethland has been announced as the new Head of State, ranchers are adept at mimicking wolf attacks, broken suspension systems are giving auto repair shops plenty of business, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baethland's national animal is the Irish Elk, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Baethland is ranked 16,229th in the world and 847th in Osiris for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 3 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,623rdTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 16,229thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,589thMost Income Equality: 22,438thMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,018thMost Politically Free: 23,205thNicest Citizens: 24,006thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24,993rdLargest Welfare Programs: 25,293rdMost Inclusive: 25,458th
Most Politically Free: 138th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 201st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 242nd in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 566th in the regionMost Extreme: 615th in the region

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