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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,385th Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,834th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,107th
The Protectorate of
Left-Leaning College State
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Bardic Entertainment

Population16.404 billion

LeaderElvis

Currencymusic
Animalbard

The Protectorate of Bardic Entertainment is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Elvis with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 16.404 billion Bards enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The minute, liberal government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. The average income tax rate is 1.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bardic Entertainmentian economy, worth a remarkable 3,171 trillion musics a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 193,352 musics, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, and citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee. Crime is totally unknown. Bardic Entertainment's national animal is the bard, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bardic Entertainment is ranked 22,701st in the world and 8th in One big Island for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,682.29 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,385thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,834thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,107thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,223rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,601stHighest Economic Output: 3,188thMost Efficient Economies: 3,595thSmartest Citizens: 3,729thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,739thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,143rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,335thMost Developed: 4,590thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,087thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,420thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,287thHighest Average Incomes: 6,355thLargest Populations: 8,371stNudest: 8,381stLongest Average Lifespans: 8,409thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,417thMost Cultured: 8,462ndTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,629thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,093rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,278thLargest Retail Industry: 10,220thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,391stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,414thSafest: 10,480thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,043rd
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the region

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