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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8thMost Primitive: 646thMost Ignorant Citizens: 976th
The Fishing Colony of
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WE LOVE FISH
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Unproven
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Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Barantina

Population851 million

CapitalFishpolis

Currencycoin
Animalfish

The Fishing Colony of Barantina is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its closed borders, frequent executions, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 851 million Barantinans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Law & Order, although Industry, Administration, and Environment are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fishpolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Barantinan economy, worth 75.0 trillion coins a year, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 88,176 coins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 473,814 per year while the poor average 8,554, a ratio of 55.4 to 1.

Historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, burnout is common with anti-government demagogues, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, and the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Barantina's national animal is the fish, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Barantina is ranked 274,288th in the world and 1,406th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -14.21 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8thMost Primitive: 646thMost Ignorant Citizens: 976thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,622ndBest Weather: 7,002ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,932ndMost Conservative: 8,231stMost Devout: 10,618thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,423rdMost Beautiful Environments: 13,335thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,200thMost Authoritarian: 16,137thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,641stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,844th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 10th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 14th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 36th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 66th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 86th in the regionMost Devout: 94th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 99th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 129th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barantina was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Barantina was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Barantina, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Barantina, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Barantina, burnout is common with anti-government demagogues.
  • : Following new legislation in Barantina, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in Barantina, a citizen who thinks a slave is a deadbeat is entitled to make the descriptor literally true.
  • : Following new legislation in Barantina, computers are widely considered to be the "devil magic of heathens".
  • : Following new legislation in Barantina, adult unemployment is rising as available jobs are filled by young children.
  • : Following new legislation in Barantina, punk rockers smash it up and then clean it up.

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