by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 140thMost Influential: 365thMost Pacifist: 3,136th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
All hail the Bard
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.254 billion

LeaderKing Bard the first of His name


The Kingdom of Bardopia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King Bard the first of His name with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, digital currency, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.254 billion Bardopians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bardopolis. The average income tax rate is 93.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bardopian economy, worth 402 trillion Bardollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 123,734 Bardollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Strip mining of rare earth metals is up while back problems are down, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, asking what someone does for a living is considered a faux pax for being potentially jobist, and the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bardopia's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bardism.

Bardopia is ranked 299,727th in the world and 8,571st in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -364.01 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 140thMost Influential: 365thTop
Most Pacifist: 3,136thSafest: 3,236thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,434thNicest Citizens: 3,667thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,911thBest Weather: 4,201stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,421stHealthiest Citizens: 4,768thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,969thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,390thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,481stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,585thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,849thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,136thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,229thLowest Crime Rates: 6,343rdMost Inclusive: 6,553rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,168thMost Developed: 7,342ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,352ndHighest Food Quality: 7,508thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,787thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,569thSmartest Citizens: 9,112thLargest Governments: 10,615thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,782ndMost Secular: 11,440thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,274thMost Cultured: 13,552ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,907thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,312thHighest Average Incomes: 28,174th
Most Influential: 78th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 119th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 173rd in the regionSafest: 185th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 191st in the regionMost Pacifist: 198th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 217th in the regionNicest Citizens: 228th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 229th in the regionBest Weather: 244th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 250th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 287th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 292nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 292nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 329th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 331st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 332nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 344th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 347th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 352nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 394th in the regionMost Developed: 417th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 433rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 443rd in the regionMost Secular: 454th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 485th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 486th in the regionLargest Governments: 544th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 553rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 564th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 642nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 670th in the regionMost Cultured: 679th in the regionNudest: 817th in the region

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