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Fattest Citizens: 7,391stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,836thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,789th
The Worldwide Naval-Power of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Lux alterius diei pacem et felicitatem facit
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.458 billion

LeaderPresident Simon Hans Manchester

CurrencyBakivish Krone

The Worldwide Naval-Power of Bakivaland is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Simon Hans Manchester with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.458 billion Bakivishes have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Norrhammar. The average income tax rate is 52.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bakivish economy, worth 178 trillion Bakivish Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 122,086 Bakivish Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Prison visits increase substantially during election years, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem", ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, and saying 'no homo' is enough to escape punishment for the crime of being gay. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bakivaland's national animal is the Cardinal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Bakivaland is ranked 115,766th in the world and 15th in The Great Storm for Highest Drug Use, scoring 163.5 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Fattest Citizens: 7,391stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,836thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,789thLargest Mining Sector: 15,130thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,868thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,322ndLargest Retail Industry: 16,408thSafest: 19,779thSmartest Citizens: 20,806thMost Efficient Economies: 21,093rdMost Developed: 21,210thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,689thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,446thHighest Average Incomes: 27,901stMost Advanced Public Education: 30,085thMost Subsidized Industry: 30,821stLargest Information Technology Sector: 30,952nd
Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Antatctis, Idinist Imauggland, and The Hurricane.