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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18thMost Influential: 332ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,857th
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Bankowiata

Population716 million

CapitalBankowiata City

CurrencyVirtual Coin
AnimalHedgehog

The Republic of Bankowiata is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 716 million 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bankowiata City. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bankowiatan economy, worth 84.9 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 118,515 Virtual Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed. 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 10,227th in the world and 571st in The North Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,668.54 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18thMost Influential: 332ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,857thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,899thTop
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Most Pacifist: 3,403rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,303rdSafest: 5,018thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,521stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,175thMost Inclusive: 6,754thNicest Citizens: 7,495thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,294thMost Developed: 8,372ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,867thHealthiest Citizens: 8,991stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,078thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,189thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,250thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,227thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,557thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,883rdMost Beautiful Environments: 11,199thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,231stBest Weather: 11,496thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,534thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,542ndTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,751stLargest Governments: 12,423rdMost Secular: 13,042ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,324thMost Cultured: 14,510thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,968th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 73rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 108th in the regionMost Pacifist: 207th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 218th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 231st in the regionSafest: 272nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 275th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 366th in the regionNicest Citizens: 414th in the regionMost Inclusive: 429th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 451st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 451st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 468th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 502nd in the regionMost Developed: 514th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 515th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 521st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 522nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 571st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 599th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 603rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 605th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 612th in the regionLargest Governments: 622nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 644th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 645th in the regionBest Weather: 653rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 675th in the regionMost Secular: 677th in the regionMost Cultured: 735th in the regionNudest: 884th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 933rd in the region

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