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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27thMost Influential: 152ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 802nd
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
United in diversity.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.597 billion

CapitalBankowiata City
LeaderStrong AI

CurrencyVirtual Coin

The Republic of Bankowiata is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Strong AI with a fair hand, and notable for its vat-grown people, otherworldly petting zoo, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 1.597 billion Bankowiatans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous 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 97.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Bankowiatan economy, worth 252 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 quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 158,374 Virtual Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Movies depict muscle-bound women kicking down a titanium door to carry hysterical men to safety, shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals, the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play, and families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs. 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 232,278th in the world and 9,006th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.11 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27thMost Influential: 152ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 802ndMost Pacifist: 1,574thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,814thSafest: 2,024thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,326thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,423rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,581stMost Inclusive: 2,730thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,127thNicest Citizens: 3,129thHealthiest Citizens: 3,134thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,169thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,185thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,353rdMost Developed: 3,380thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,600thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,665thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,967thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,339thHighest Food Quality: 4,428thLargest Governments: 4,473rdSmartest Citizens: 4,743rdBest Weather: 4,786thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,898thLowest Crime Rates: 5,161stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,216thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,381stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,777thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,189thMost Secular: 8,501stMost Efficient Economies: 9,075thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,551stMost Cultured: 12,743rdMost Income Equality: 20,456thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,873rd
Most Influential: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 37th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 102nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 104th in the regionSafest: 120th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 154th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 172nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 180th in the regionMost Inclusive: 182nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 194th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 197th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 202nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 203rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 203rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 209th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 213th in the regionMost Developed: 213th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 219th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 223rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 226th in the regionLargest Governments: 253rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 269th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 270th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 284th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 307th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 307th in the regionBest Weather: 309th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 351st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 409th in the regionMost Secular: 445th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 511th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 624th in the regionMost Cultured: 660th in the region

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