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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 807th Largest Black Market: 1,086th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,112th
The Inescapable Hell-hole of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The history of these days will be written in blood...
Vizari
Influence
Negotiator
Founder
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bariura

Population4.841 billion

CapitalCitadel
LeaderVizari
FaithThe Cult of Silence

CurrencyRifle Casings
AnimalRobotweetums

The Inescapable Hell-hole of Bariura is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Vizari with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, flagrant waste-dumping, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.841 billion Slaves are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Citadel. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 60.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Slave economy, worth a remarkable 1,389 trillion Rifle Casings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 286,993 Rifle Casings, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 815,857 per year while the poor average 80,592, a ratio of 10.1 to 1.

It takes all playtime for children to locate their friends among two hundred identical heads, fashion models are guaranteed to be 100% genuinely as anorexic as they appear on magazine covers, tourists visiting the nation are warned not to drink local tap water, and it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bariura's national animal is the Robotweetums, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Cult of Silence.

Bariura is ranked 137,883rd in the world and 17th in 26 Circles of Hell for Most Pro-Market, scoring -40.44 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 807thLargest Black Market: 1,086thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,112thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,226thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,232ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,418thFattest Citizens: 1,441stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,505thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,610thMost Avoided: 1,673rdTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,809thLargest Retail Industry: 1,941stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,074thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,277thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,456thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,488thNudest: 2,599thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,552ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,749thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,136thRudest Citizens: 5,184thMost Efficient Economies: 5,898thLargest Governments: 8,264thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,299thHighest Economic Output: 9,391stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,049thMost Secular: 10,116thLowest Crime Rates: 12,407thMost Armed: 13,167thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,189thSmartest Citizens: 14,432ndHighest Poor Incomes: 14,848thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,713th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bariura, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day.
  • : Following new legislation in Bariura, tourists visiting the nation are warned not to drink local tap water.
  • : Following new legislation in Bariura, fashion models are guaranteed to be 100% genuinely as anorexic as they appear on magazine covers.
  • : Following new legislation in Bariura, it takes all playtime for children to locate their friends among two hundred identical heads.
  • : Following new legislation in Bariura, fortified nursing homes are wracked with daily skirmishes.
  • : Bariura voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Depository standards Act".
  • : Bariura updated the World Factbook entry in 26 Circles of Hell.
  • : Bariura updated the World Factbook entry in 26 Circles of Hell.
  • : Following new legislation in Bariura, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Bariura, government officials frown on anything more technologically advanced than an abacus.

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