by Max Barry

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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,119thRudest Citizens: 1,158thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,276th
The Meritocratic Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
Unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.93 billion

CapitalLa Hogue
LeaderAndrew II
FaithFree Thought


The Meritocratic Republic of Barfleur is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Andrew II with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, infamous sell-swords, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.93 billion Barfleurians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Hogue. The average income tax rate is 86.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barfleurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,481 trillion kronor a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 300,472 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The fire protection service is wholly government-funded, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, and the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barfleur's national animal is the beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Free Thought.

Barfleur is ranked 2,497th in the world and 68th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 19,661.95 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Highest Poor Incomes: 1,119thRudest Citizens: 1,158thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,276thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,712thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,720thLargest Black Market: 1,829thHighest Average Incomes: 2,107thMost Influential: 2,280thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,497thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,969thMost Cultured: 3,108thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,399thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,662ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,077thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,084thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,206thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,394thLargest Retail Industry: 5,594thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,665thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,744thLargest Governments: 6,078thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,968thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,329thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,963rdMost Patriotic: 8,482ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,713thMost Developed: 8,745thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,087thSmartest Citizens: 9,173rdHighest Food Quality: 9,265thMost Armed: 9,353rdLargest Gambling Industry: 9,834thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,332ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,815thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,916thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,122ndTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,131stHighest Economic Output: 12,197thMost Secular: 12,422ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,687thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,139thHighest Drug Use: 18,987thMost Stationary: 23,147th
Rudest Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 35th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 49th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 68th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionMost Cultured: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 109th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 128th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 136th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 141st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 148th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 159th in the regionLargest Governments: 167th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 174th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 190th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 195th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 195th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 205th in the regionMost Armed: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 232nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 243rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 245th in the regionMost Developed: 251st in the regionMost Patriotic: 258th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 260th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 262nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 274th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 277th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 277th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 301st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 308th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 309th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 332nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 359th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 389th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 389th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 434th in the regionMost Stationary: 450th in the regionLargest Populations: 744th in the region

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