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Rudest Citizens: 2,230thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,568thMost Influential: 2,577th
The Technocratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
One for all and all for one
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Barfleur

Population2.845 billion

CapitalLa Hogue
LeaderAndrew II

Currencykrona
Animalbeaver

The Technocratic Republic of Barfleur is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Andrew II with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.845 billion Barfleurians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt 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 74.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barfleurian economy, worth 619 trillion kronor a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 217,666 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saying "don't do anything that Andrew II wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, the might of the entire Barfleurian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of beavers and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and asking a cutie their star sign is always met with withering scorn. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Barfleur is ranked 22,076th in the world and 654th in The East Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 89.79 Years.

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Rudest Citizens: 2,230thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,568thMost Influential: 2,577thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,676thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,825thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,896thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,033rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,984thLargest Black Market: 4,176thMost Cultured: 4,406thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,872ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,877thHighest Average Incomes: 5,056thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,839thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,273rdMost Secular: 8,875thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,037thMost Armed: 9,718thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,837thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,712thLargest Retail Industry: 10,907thLargest Governments: 10,964thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,247thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,351stMost Developed: 11,390thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,348thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,584thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,198thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,273rdMost Subsidized Industry: 14,886thSmartest Citizens: 14,967thHighest Drug Use: 15,356thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,737thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,844thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,833rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,851st
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 56th in the regionRudest Citizens: 58th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 61st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 72nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 73rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 83rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 97th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 110th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 131st in the regionMost Influential: 146th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 181st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 218th in the regionMost Armed: 224th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 227th in the regionLargest Governments: 254th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 256th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 263rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 270th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 275th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 304th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 304th in the regionMost Developed: 317th in the regionMost Secular: 317th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 319th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 342nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 361st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 378th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 382nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 391st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 399th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 457th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 514th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 529th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 621st in the regionMost Stationary: 639th in the regionMost Average: 652nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 654th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 674th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 762nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 796th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, asking a cutie their star sign is always met with withering scorn.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of beavers and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the might of the entire Barfleurian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders.
  • : Barfleur was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, saying "don't do anything that Andrew II wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, illegal moonshine operations get taken out with laser-guided airstrikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.

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