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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 407th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,075th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,126th
The Commonwealth of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Sininen Vesi, Valkoinen Kentät, Harmaa Taivas.
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Few

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Barboneia

Population11.085 billion

CapitalPääkaupunki
LeaderPrime Minister Ernesti Penttinen

CurrencyBarboneian Dollari
Animalwalrus

The Commonwealth of Barboneia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Prime Minister Ernesti Penttinen with an iron fist, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, parental licensing program, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.085 billion Barboneians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The enormous, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pääkaupunki. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The thriving Barboneian economy, worth a remarkable 2,036 trillion Barboneian Dollaris a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 183,717 Barboneian Dollaris, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,087,672 per year while the poor average 14,319, a ratio of 76.0 to 1.

Earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company, and most towns have their Prime Minister Ernesti Penttinen High School located on Prime Minister Ernesti Penttinen Street. Crime, especially youth-related, 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 65,276th in the world and 5th in Valkia for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 64.38 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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1%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 407thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,075thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,126thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,151stLowest Crime Rates: 1,172ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,361stTop
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Rudest Citizens: 1,764thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,962ndLargest Governments: 2,214thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,320thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,614thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,353rdSmartest Citizens: 4,221stLargest Black Market: 4,384thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,391stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,776thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,838thHighest Economic Output: 6,000thHighest Average Incomes: 7,320thMost Cultured: 7,394thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,638thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,780thTop
10%
Largest Retail Industry: 8,778thMost Pro-Market: 9,069thHealthiest Citizens: 9,299thMost Secular: 9,544thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,816thHighest Drug Use: 11,116thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,601stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,793rdMost Influential: 14,775thMost Stationary: 16,721st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, most towns have their Prime Minister Ernesti Penttinen High School located on Prime Minister Ernesti Penttinen Street.
  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.
  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Barboneia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, police pull people off the street for even mentioning the word plane.
  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Pääkaupunki as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, the Department of Reduction of Bureaucratic Red Tape has set up a working committee to investigate its own excessive paperwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Barboneia, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.

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