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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 29thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 226thMost Pacifist: 241st
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
United in diversity
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population6.577 billion

CapitalBankowiata City
LeaderStrong AI

CurrencyVirtual Coin

The Republic of Bankowiata is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Strong AI with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.577 billion Bankowiatans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bankowiata City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Bankowiatan economy, worth a remarkable 1,968 trillion Virtual Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 299,292 Virtual Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects, Strong AI wears a chewed-up rubber chicken suit to meet foreign delegates, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", and serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bankowiata's national animal is the Hedgehog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bankowiata is ranked 14,038th in the world and 396th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 85.14 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 29thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 226thMost Pacifist: 241stMost Influential: 242ndSafest: 258thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 265thLeast Corrupt Governments: 305thMost Developed: 346thHealthiest Citizens: 367thLongest Average Lifespans: 370thMost Advanced Public Education: 391stMost Inclusive: 403rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 433rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 443rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 475thLowest Crime Rates: 477thNicest Citizens: 514thSmartest Citizens: 521stLargest Governments: 550thLargest Information Technology Sector: 563rdHighest Food Quality: 587thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 600thMost Secular: 677thMost Scientifically Advanced: 717thBest Weather: 816thMost Beautiful Environments: 841stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 855thHighest Poor Incomes: 949thMost Efficient Economies: 974thMost Advanced Public Transport: 982ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,073rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,430thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,793rdMost Cultured: 2,005thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,287thHighest Average Incomes: 2,644thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 5,046thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,063rdHighest Economic Output: 11,496thMost Income Equality: 14,038thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 22,435th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionSafest: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 33rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionMost Secular: 40th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 42nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44th in the regionBest Weather: 45th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 46th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 58th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 58th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 80th in the regionMost Cultured: 87th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 104th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 113th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 241st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 248th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 372nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 396th in the regionNudest: 534th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 596th in the regionMost Stationary: 649th in the region

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