by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 944thMost Influential: 2,799thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,333rd
The United States of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Give that man a cookie
Lady Cheesecake
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.168 billion

LeaderLady Cheesecake


The United States of Bakestate is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Lady Cheesecake with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.168 billion Bakestateans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cookacupcake. The average income tax rate is 54.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bakestatean economy, worth 140 trillion cookies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 120,477 cookies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace, asking 'a penny for your thoughts?' draws law enforcement response, parents dread their examinations more than their children, and farmers in arid regions are puzzled with government directions to plant rice this year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bakestate's national animal is the firefly, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bakestate is ranked 203,952nd in the world and 8,566th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 31.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 944thTop
Most Influential: 2,799thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,333rdLargest Publishing Industry: 9,033rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,297thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,335thMost Inclusive: 9,666thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,829thMost Pacifist: 9,848thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,971stHighest Food Quality: 10,576thBest Weather: 11,422ndNicest Citizens: 11,547thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,350thHealthiest Citizens: 12,861stTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,985thMost Developed: 13,168thMost Cultured: 13,396thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,747thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,117thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,523rdLongest Average Lifespans: 15,423rdSmartest Citizens: 17,202ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,721stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,752ndMost Efficient Economies: 24,690thMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,086thSafest: 25,088thMost Advanced Public Education: 25,494thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,524thHighest Average Incomes: 25,839th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 352nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 403rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 437th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 499th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 547th in the regionMost Inclusive: 556th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 571st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 581st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 609th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 628th in the regionBest Weather: 634th in the regionNicest Citizens: 657th in the regionMost Cultured: 681st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 693rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 697th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 715th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 728th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 730th in the regionMost Developed: 749th in the regionMost Influential: 775th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 794th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 867th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 871st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 896th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 907th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 975th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,026th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,027th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,081st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bakestate was endorsed by The People's Republic of Kurkmeistan.
  • : Bakestate was endorsed by The Awakened Machine of Kaschovia.
  • : Bakestate was endorsed by The City of Eau Claire.
  • : Bakestate was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and Most Scientifically Advanced and the Top 10% for Safest, Highest Poor Incomes, and Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Bakestate, farmers in arid regions are puzzled with government directions to plant rice this year.
  • : Bakestate was reclassified from "Mother Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Bakestate, parents dread their examinations more than their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Bakestate, asking 'a penny for your thoughts?' draws law enforcement response.
  • : Bakestate voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Following new legislation in Bakestate, the newly revamped army is so eager for action that it has trouble keeping the peace.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 190 » Gragadoia, Shibutani, Aerilia, Lulubellia, Great Bights Mum, Bankowiata, Loli County, Dreadton, Kwaj, Tachycardia, Corfad, Constantinolia, Hulldom, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, Hardscrabble, North Bratislava, Myrenia, Siwale, The Erie Doctrine, Bongo Mountain, Flurbleland, Hippogriffia, Card Kingdom, Hops and Malt, Gurou, Federation Terra Australis, Ellbonnia, Sinelona, New Lakemba, HellSpire, Ardonii, The Rhein States, Wilkshire, Loutsland, United Soviet State of North Amerika, ForestMythal, Aenglaland, Pazair, Former English Colony, Yaorozu, PotatoFarmers, Kastonvia, Varisland, Sojenre, Cobolica, Hoppem, Pallaith, Sunto, and 140 others.Q w e r t y, KAP03land, Dakota Territories, Seanat, Scres Gidgerland, Filibustra, Ethnon, Waystar Fujiwara International, Of Emptiness, Ohiyo, Regallio, Omicron Persei V111, Thought Obliteration, Ayuzhhhhh, Sil Dorsett, Kranostav, Frances Francis the First of France, Napnap, Xagill, Steampunk Ariel, Maott, New Trisone, Artelesia, Landraya, Weeb cult, Galbadiana, Orado, Fatski land, Travislavania, Plangainer, Oannia, Jupi Utopia, Valiacorkit, Tyirza, United States of Dictators, Harjad, Laurendon, Libertarianists States, Sakupolis, Dinoium, Wisconsota, Sannius, Inspiratus, Clan Spaniel, Prevaland, Artoriticitys, Rainengrad, Selfgradatude, The Zheng Dynasty, Heilhum Imperius, Pinguioris, Bardopia, Tape, Pinky Queen, Blyskalia, Andanavia, Omnistria, Kormisia, Just Vibin, Nothing Of Value, Simone Republic, Banaus, Testnation223, Sagittarian, Capablanca, Toilet Man, Piura, Votak Matim, Luznia, Zyvetskistaahn, Scroplia, United Free Lands, Communist Beijing Must be China, Praestania, Miyasaka, Kandorith, Surb Clant, Diodone, Unshleepd, Sechiole, Smib, Ishtimbine, Berke Khan, Zokk, Parpyduckland, Liberepublia, Sea Star Islands, Yamantau, Hopenadya, Choi Aeguka, Orhtezia, Twinbrook, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, Aekp, Alfenheim, Meadowfields, Yokciq Empire, Lumnoscherya, 1 very fast endotarter, Misthas, Antiyard, Your Own Medicine, XD 2, The Marions, Reino Orian, Lefevrerismo, Individualist Catopia, Cartures, Cowbridge, Klodma, Oroyan, Alpajuli of Ciangsans, Volletnia, Psykistria, Riocht mor Daraen, Jorni, Atrito, The Austro Germanic Union, Wineclaw, Holy Marcus Empire, SteelFists, Shizzy, Uritalitaria, Merconitonitopia, Ovekisu, Neo Santos, The Union of Galaxies, Milhanex, Chipoli, Guslantis, Segmebel, TyGerria, Bud Prussia, Runeda, Revrielleverizzlan, The Arverni Lands, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Eau Claire, Kaschovia, and Kurkmeistan.