by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 247thMost Influential: 1,942ndMost Secular: 2,760th
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
All hail the Bard
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population1.23 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 an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 1.23 billion Bardopians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous 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 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bardopian economy, worth 132 trillion Bardollars a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,324 Bardollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Bear Dung" has been declared a national treasure, and the cruise missile launchers on the field hospital roof are purely deterrent in 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 13,668th in the world and 733rd in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 77.87 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 247thMost Influential: 1,942ndTop
Most Secular: 2,760thMost Pacifist: 3,435thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,693rdSafest: 4,112thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,462ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,570thNicest Citizens: 4,841stBest Weather: 5,133rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,484thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,193rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,205thHealthiest Citizens: 6,521stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,769thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,654thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,017thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,409thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,943rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,343rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,438thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,353rdMost Inclusive: 10,971stHighest Food Quality: 11,139thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,458thTop
Smartest Citizens: 13,668thLargest Governments: 13,681stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,616thMost Cultured: 15,828thMost Developed: 18,280thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,897thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,445thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,724th
Most Secular: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 162nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 186th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 190th in the regionMost Pacifist: 206th in the regionSafest: 220th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 241st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 275th in the regionNicest Citizens: 284th in the regionBest Weather: 297th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 335th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 343rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 354th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 382nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 406th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 424th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 470th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 492nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 509th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 562nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 593rd in the regionMost Influential: 617th in the regionMost Inclusive: 649th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 650th in the regionLargest Governments: 695th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 733rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 757th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 761st in the regionMost Cultured: 815th in the regionMost Developed: 962nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,016th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,024th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,108th in the region

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