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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,541stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,940thSafest: 2,050th
The Democratic Socialists of
New York Times Democracy
Economic rights are human rights.
Chairman Sanders
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Barlyy

Population1.162 billion

CapitalB-Mansion
LeaderChairman Sanders
Faithhaving fun

Currencyaurora borealis
Animalparrot

The Democratic Socialists of Barlyy is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Chairman Sanders with a fair hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, complete lack of prisons, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.162 billion Barlyyians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of B-Mansion. The average income tax rate is 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barlyyian economy, worth 131 trillion aurora borealis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 112,882 aurora borealis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Holidaymakers sleep curled up on the floor as hotel beds are replaced with oversized bookcases, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned parrotball fields, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, and commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barlyy's national animal is the parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is having fun.

Barlyy is ranked 224,272nd in the world and 14th in Gas Station for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -14.07 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,541stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,940thSafest: 2,050thMost Pacifist: 2,311thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,865thNicest Citizens: 4,205thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,348thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,449thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,536thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,011thBest Weather: 5,321stHealthiest Citizens: 5,948thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,021stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,037thMost Inclusive: 6,244thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,186thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,462ndMost Developed: 7,528thLowest Crime Rates: 7,892ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,086thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,558thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,013thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,029thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,094thSmartest Citizens: 10,356thLargest Governments: 11,370thTop
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Most Secular: 12,761stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,303rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,233rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,748thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,147thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,283rdMost Cultured: 19,520thMost Efficient Economies: 21,378th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barlyy's influence in Gas Station rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Barlyy lodged a message on the Callista Regional Message Board.
  • : Barlyy altered its national flag.
  • : Barlyy lodged a message on the Callista Regional Message Board.
  • : Barlyy lodged a message on the Callista Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Barlyy, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in Barlyy, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates.
  • : Barlyy lodged a message on the Callista Regional Message Board.
  • : Barlyy's influence in Gas Station rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Barlyy lodged a message on the Callista Regional Message Board.

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