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Largest Retail Industry: 148thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 290thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 375th
The People's Republic of
Corporate Police State
Work hard and we might not kill you.
Milan Stojanovic
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population3.251 billion

LeaderMilan Stojanovic
FaithState Atheism


The People's Republic of Banabistan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Milan Stojanovic with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, frequent executions, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.251 billion Banabistanis are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaempfstok. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Banabistani economy, worth 861 trillion lire a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 265,060 lire, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,439,103 per year while the poor average 2,945, a ratio of 828 to 1.

Tesco was recently named as the new national treasurer, patriots insist that size does matter, prisoners fit in their parole hearings around their spa treatments, and new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Banabistan's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Banabistan is ranked 208,859th in the world and 10,058th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 1.21 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Retail Industry: 148thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 290thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 375thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 501stLargest Insurance Industry: 565thMost Corrupt Governments: 608thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 641stMost Influential: 791stMost Avoided: 860thMost Secular: 921stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,051stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,272ndFattest Citizens: 1,663rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,914thLargest Mining Sector: 2,075thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,796thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,833rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,877thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,119thRudest Citizens: 3,329thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,862ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,393rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,489thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,895thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,209thLowest Crime Rates: 5,644thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,221stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,076thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,488thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,879thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,266thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,848thLargest Governments: 8,863rdMost Conservative: 10,394thTop
Smartest Citizens: 11,547thLargest Black Market: 12,132ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,565thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,440thMost Pro-Market: 16,024thHighest Economic Output: 19,623rdMost Extreme: 20,718th
Largest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Secular: 45th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 52nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 53rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 57th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 95th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 103rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 110th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 114th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 134th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 172nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 188th in the regionRudest Citizens: 194th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 240th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 275th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 281st in the regionMost Influential: 284th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 312th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 324th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 339th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 358th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 365th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 367th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 435th in the regionLargest Governments: 435th in the regionLargest Black Market: 446th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 447th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 599th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 622nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 630th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 638th in the regionMost Conservative: 654th in the regionMost Extreme: 696th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Banabistan was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Democratic Republic of Kohland.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, new government leaflets tell coeliac children to eat more crisps.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, prisoners fit in their parole hearings around their spa treatments.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, patriots insist that size does matter.
  • : Banabistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, Tesco was recently named as the new national treasurer.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, package deals offer tourists the chance to visit the frozen remains of the previous tour group.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, all tariffs have been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, the restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in Banabistani restaurants.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 265 » El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Corfad, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Ethnon, Loutsland, Acrabinnia, Great Bights Mum, Former English Colony, Omnistria, Koda-Land, Destructive Government Endorsing System, New Pruessen, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Kasazzastan, Shibutani, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Maott, Sunto, Kwaj, Malta Comino Gozo, Wilkshire, Trillius, Joodey, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Dreadton, Sundred, Guer Aike, PlanetPunk, Frances Francis the First of France, Steampunk Ariel, Wineclaw, 1 very fast endotarter, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Pasargad, Sil Dorsett, Astrind, Solidair, Cinnibar, Holy Oranz, Siwale, Viridiann, Abject Ludicrosity, Glurponia, Zumlandia, and 215 others.Kobagia, British Pacific Islands, SORT, Egalico, Wisconsota, Seenvorland, Haor Chall, Bearical, Soviet Terran, Runeda, Pallaith, Vincone Cae, Orado, Daiz, Valhalla123, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Newpromisedland, Partax, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Fizban, Solskjar, Sea Ghost, Tellavinna, Nakayo, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Eteles, Serendipita Martia, Universal State Formula, Clan Spaniel, New Lakemba, Lendara, Wallachian People, Tachycardia, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Zecit, Yukti, Empy, Pazair, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Itallitopia, Ravendi, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Interdimensional Zone, Zokk, Fraguale Cothe, New Trisone, The Austro Germanic Union, Castle Federation, Diodone, Palgo, Fendlium, Terban Kedah, Praeceps, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Loli County, Cobleck Weleis, Avemterra, Lungha, New Avian, Hamerica, Free Culture, Merconitonitopia, Solmetria, Valatic Ash, Kelvaros Prime, Noahs Second Country, Dakota Territories, Woodsend, Pheonisland, The New Communist Republic Of States, Yokciq Empire, Wit Noreis, Pleroma Sans Romans, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, Xyrron, Methor, Eschatosia, KhalChicken, The World Capitalist Confederation, New Jamgra, Olofin, Vexilia, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, The Lancerian Empire, The Windmilluminati, Psychotic Vegans, Prevaland, Crader, Kulgatha, Cape Flower, Plangainer, The Galactic Triumvirate, Nisastria, Avastate, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Westinor, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, Unshleepd, Irishvan, Aeolist, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Schnuftelland, U S Eh, Nationeer, The Pantheons, Terra Aquilon, Korovan Isles, Californian Redwood, Zemnaya Svoboda, Mon Civia, Godwanna, Prydania, Solimun, Rescadra, Astronomical, Beasluxia, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, PortvgaI, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Ver Testua, Frostcell, Sikol, Fluffy Noodles, Saperisole, Zzozona, Iztocna Slavija, Eurasian Foederatio, Timothea, Advancia-Sizzletown, Hoglands, Plutayah, Veast, Termathe, Libertania Democratica, I Like Killing people, Saugeria, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, TyGerria, Reission, Asoc lon, Brucklania, Simone Republic, Borsukia, Kocherian, Lionia, Ihsan, Wolvenland, Eywaan, The Havens, Smesh, Mimia, Cowbridge, Seanat, Fayyayid, Innocentic, Solcius, Arichia, Maclare, Damsmel, Highton Islands, Nouvelle-Floride, Unimaginable Doom, Fracie, The New Cordian Empire, Animu Place, Pokemanland, Principia Mathematica, Madjack, Labora, Energi Empire, Kragsgale, Nolan Burg, Gunits, Estandarte, Buckhem, Xipher, Erubetia, Lux Conos, Astal Aavors, Franklin Jacksons Canada, Amerian States, WeKnow, Illusia and Neverendia, Sisang, Aeurithianar, Artemis Selene, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, Sattelbach, Ultra777, Neu-Galicia, Frahnkzaden, Heilhum Imperius, Berhart, and Democratic Republic of Kohland.

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