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Largest Retail Industry: 462nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 712th Largest Insurance Industry: 972nd
The People's Republic of
Corporate Police State
Work hard and we might not kill you.
Milan Stojanovic
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.676 billion

LeaderMilan Stojanovic
FaithState Atheism


The People's Republic of Banabistan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Milan Stojanovic with an iron fist, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, sprawling nuclear power plants, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.676 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 prioritizes Law & Order, with Industry, Defense, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaempfstok. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Banabistani economy, worth 306 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 frequent. Average income is an impressive 182,979 lire, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 944,059 per year while the poor average 19,319, a ratio of 48.9 to 1.

The nation leads The North Pacific for unlikely accidents and truffle consumption, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, Milan Stojanovic will only ring up foreign leaders if they agree to reverse the charges, and customs turn away those considered to have an unfavourable ethnicity. 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 49,118th in the world and 2,467th in The North Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 2,567.08 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 462ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 712thLargest Insurance Industry: 972ndMost Secular: 1,245thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,426thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,572ndTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,903rdMost Influential: 1,987thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,377thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,635thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,800thMost Avoided: 2,818thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,089thLargest Mining Sector: 4,032ndMost Conservative: 4,876thHighest Average Incomes: 7,386thLowest Crime Rates: 8,216thTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,056thMost Extreme: 10,031stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,257thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,394thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,415thMost Efficient Economies: 11,036thLargest Black Market: 11,430thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,688thMost Pro-Market: 14,960thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,159th
Largest Insurance Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 51st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Secular: 56th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 87th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 93rd in the regionMost Avoided: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 98th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 118th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 126th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 270th in the regionMost Conservative: 281st in the regionLargest Black Market: 311th in the regionMost Extreme: 339th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 362nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 397th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 407th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 494th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 544th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 554th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 557th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 569th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 569th in the regionMost Influential: 675th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 725th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 771st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 782nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, customs turn away those considered to have an unfavourable ethnicity.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, Milan Stojanovic will only ring up foreign leaders if they agree to reverse the charges.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.
  • : Banabistan endorsed The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, the nation leads The North Pacific for unlikely accidents and truffle consumption.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals.
  • : Banabistan was endorsed by The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, you can say what you like about the genocidal murderers that rule Banabistan but at least the trains run on time.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 178 » Fayyayid, El Fiji Grande, Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Ethnon, Loutsland, Acrabinnia, Great Bights Mum, Former English Colony, Omnistria, Koda-Land, Destructive Government Endorsing System, New Pruessen, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Sinelona, Kasazzastan, Ikea Rike, Shibutani, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, Torakuen, Sunto, Kwaj, Malta Comino Gozo, Black Templares, Wilkshire, Trillius, Joodey, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Makersaulache, Jasminlandia, New Bremerton, Dreadton, Sundred, Guer Aike, PlanetPunk, Frances Francis the First of France, Steampunk Ariel, Spartoptia, and 128 others.Constantinolia, Wineclaw, 1 very fast endotarter, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Pasargad, Sil Dorsett, Amauri, Astrind, Aratani, Ibiscaton, Solidair, Cinnibar, Holy Oranz, Siwale, Viridiann, Abject Ludicrosity, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Moisus, Babacar, Bananaaaaa, Ostrolia, Kobagia, The Serdey Islands, British Pacific Islands, Steraz, SORT, Xzavia-Hjar, Subjugators, Egalico, Sockmanland, Wisconsota, Seenvorland, Haor Chall, Bearical, Lindsaystan, Elestrum, Penrith, Soviet Terran, Rkainjel, Runeda, Pallaith, Vincone Cae, Cuyan, Orado, Daiz, Great Javadwipa, Valhalla123, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Zeternia, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Styrica, Newpromisedland, Dramanian, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Duerrlewang, Victoriaans Nederlands, Partax, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, General COE, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Delmak, Fizban, Miruma, Orven, Guslantis, Solskjar, Ponantine, Sea Ghost, Racoda, Tellavinna, Nakayo, Yewbow, Calsolato, Ozstan, Impler, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Potestasia, Loli County, Moubarakistan, Eteles, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Serendipita Martia, Universal State Formula, Neworva, Federalania, Clan Spaniel, New Lakemba, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Prevaland, Altamonte, Wallachian People, Tachycardia, Xagill, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Germanic Araya, Kranostav, Idumetala, Zecit, Yukti, New Holloway, Empy, Pazair, Phoeba, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, Afcon, Itallitopia, Vartaraxwess, Eravonia, East Akra, Lunr, and Ravendi.

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