by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 329th Most Advanced Public Transport: 883rd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 912th
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Sininen Vesi, Valkoinen Kentät, Harmaa Taivas.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.467 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Ernesti Penttinen

CurrencyBarboneian Dollari

The Commonwealth of Barboneia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Ernesti Penttinen with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, prohibition of alcohol, and vat-grown people. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless population of 9.467 billion Barboneians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pääkaupunki. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The strong Barboneian economy, worth a remarkable 1,006 trillion Barboneian Dollaris a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 106,335 Barboneian Dollaris, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Barboneia's market has been colonised by the corporations of rich countries, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Barboneians's kindness, and traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barboneia's national animal is the walrus, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Barboneia is ranked 32,266th in the world and 5th in Valkia for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 222,307.97 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 329thMost Advanced Public Transport: 883rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 912thLowest Crime Rates: 1,192ndMost Pacifist: 1,465thTop
Safest: 2,422ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,483rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,329thLargest Governments: 3,730thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,741stHealthiest Citizens: 4,308thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,421stSmartest Citizens: 7,720thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,394thMost Average: 11,477thMost Cultured: 12,412thHighest Economic Output: 13,124thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,318thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,617thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,651stMost Secular: 14,112th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barboneia altered its national flag.
  • : Barboneia altered its national flag.
  • : Barboneia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Barboneia altered its national flag.
  • : Barboneia's influence in Valkia rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Barboneia altered its national flag.
  • : Barboneia published "Food of the North" (Factbook: Culture).
  • : Barboneia altered its national flag.
  • : Barboneia's influence in Valkia fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Barboneia's influence in Valkia rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".


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