by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 8,487thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,444thMost Pacifist: 13,952nd
The Republic of
Conservative Democracy
Land of Fire
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population331 million


The Republic of Bakartha is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-working, democratic population of 331 million Bakarthans are known throughout the region for their efficiency and work ethic, as well as their general suspicion of leisure.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Law & Order, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 18.2%.

The very strong Bakarthan economy, worth 21.4 trillion guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 64,631 guilders, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 217,140 per year while the poor average 14,268, a ratio of 15.2 to 1.

Advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references, moonshine has made a resurgence, the government pours millions of guilders into rehabilitation programs annually, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bakartha's national animal is the Direwolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Bakartha is ranked 20,706th in the world and 553rd in the West Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 2,213 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Insurance Industry: 8,487thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,444thTop
Most Pacifist: 13,952ndSafest: 18,039thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,056thMost Influential: 20,706thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,239th
Largest Insurance Industry: 223rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 351st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 370th in the regionMost Pacifist: 375th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 478th in the regionSafest: 480th in the regionMost Influential: 553rd in the region

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