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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,301stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,330thMost Influential: 6,203rd
The Viking Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
#Yup another bantarusian classic
High King Magnus II
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bantarus

Population1.15 billion

CapitalAkureyri
LeaderHigh King Magnus II
FaithWIP 🚧

CurrencyBantarusyan Crowns
AnimalWorld Serpent

The Viking Commonwealth of Bantarus is a massive, safe nation, ruled by High King Magnus II with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, unlimited-speed roads, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.15 billion Bantarusyans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Akureyri. The average income tax rate is 72.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bantarusyan economy, worth 137 trillion Bantarusyan Crowns a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 119,259 Bantarusyan Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bike rage is all the rage, faceless corporations are expected to assume parental responsibility over millions of teenagers, heterosexuality is considered positive proof of fitness to parent, and suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bantarus's national animal is the World Serpent, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is WIP 🚧.

Bantarus is ranked 36,815th in the world and 623rd in The East Pacific for Most Devout, with 1,502.02 prayers per hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,301stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,330thMost Influential: 6,203rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,186thMost Patriotic: 13,375thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 16,569thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,105thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,230thMost Developed: 19,395thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,397thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,511thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,974thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,200thMost Cultured: 21,717thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,095thMost Corrupt Governments: 23,391stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,117thHealthiest Citizens: 24,664thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,951stLowest Crime Rates: 25,362ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,754thBest Weather: 26,014thMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,355thLargest Governments: 27,377th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 149th in the regionMost Patriotic: 233rd in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 293rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 299th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 314th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 326th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 357th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 389th in the regionMost Influential: 394th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 445th in the regionMost Developed: 469th in the region

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