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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 31stMost Influential: 182ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 733rd
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
United in diversity.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Bankowiata

Population2.34 billion

CapitalBankowiata City
LeaderStrong AI

CurrencyVirtual Coin
AnimalHedgehog

The Republic of Bankowiata is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Strong AI with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and vat-grown people. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.34 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 average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Bankowiatan economy, worth 440 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 impressive 188,291 Virtual Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

International television adverts praise the nation as a worker's paradise, the Bankowiata Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags, and protests are legal but strictly supervised. 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 246,985th in the world and 9,612th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.1 weapons per person.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 31stMost Influential: 182ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 733rdMost Pacifist: 1,002ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,294thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,366thSafest: 1,370thMost Developed: 1,525thMost Inclusive: 1,566thNicest Citizens: 1,739thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,813thHealthiest Citizens: 1,891stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,937thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,949thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,033rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,047thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,281stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,291stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,533rdHighest Food Quality: 2,637thLargest Governments: 2,645thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,811thSmartest Citizens: 2,884thBest Weather: 2,914thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,991stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,098thLowest Crime Rates: 3,214thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,236thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,378thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,423rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,718thMost Efficient Economies: 5,051stMost Cultured: 7,407thMost Secular: 7,526thHighest Average Incomes: 8,068thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 16,205thMost Income Equality: 16,935thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,957th
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Most Influential: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 35th in the regionMost Pacifist: 69th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 86th in the regionSafest: 91st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 96th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 99th in the regionMost Inclusive: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 104th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 110th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 110th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 117th in the regionNicest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 121st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 126th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 127th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Governments: 143rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 158th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 162nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 163rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 167th in the regionBest Weather: 177th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 179th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 180th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 182nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 194th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 208th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 212th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 267th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 353rd in the regionMost Secular: 369th in the regionMost Cultured: 374th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 634th in the regionMost Income Equality: 793rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 796th in the region

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