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Largest Insurance Industry: 603rd Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,862nd Largest Mining Sector: 2,037th
The Great Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I do what I want when I want with what I have
Great Emperor Vaernon
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Barovie

Population2.948 billion

CapitalBarovia
LeaderGreat Emperor Vaernon

Currencygold coin
Animalvulture

The Great Empire of Barovie is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Great Emperor Vaernon with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ubiquitous missile silos, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.948 billion Barovians 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Barovia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Baroviean economy, worth 660 trillion gold coins 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 224,037 gold coins, with the richest citizens earning 8.5 times as much as the poorest.

One tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, the new Really Big Telescope has been praised for presenting pictures of bright dots in unprecedented detail, only the brainiest citizens become academics, and Barovians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Barovie's national animal is the vulture, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Barovie is ranked 4,835th in the world and 75th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Black Market, with 121 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 603rdTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,862ndLargest Mining Sector: 2,037thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,136thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,157thMost Efficient Economies: 2,708thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,892ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,051stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,478thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,481stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,510thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,782ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,800thMost Avoided: 3,990thHighest Average Incomes: 4,047thFattest Citizens: 4,610thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,779thLargest Black Market: 4,835thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,119thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,298thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,646thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,203rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,478thLargest Retail Industry: 9,665thMost Secular: 11,042ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,290thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,733rdMost Influential: 12,085thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,621stMost Authoritarian: 14,427th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 29th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 56th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 58th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 59th in the regionFattest Citizens: 59th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 62nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 65th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barovie was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Barovie, Barovians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom.
  • : Following new legislation in Barovie, only the brainiest citizens become academics.
  • : Following new legislation in Barovie, the new Really Big Telescope has been praised for presenting pictures of bright dots in unprecedented detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Barovie, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Barovie, heavily-armed commandos play rock-paper-scissors over whether to execute criminals and foreign visitors.
  • : Barovie voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibit Private Prisons".
  • : Following new legislation in Barovie, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in Barovie, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Barovie, the credibility of anti-government demagogues is undermined by government claims that they smell like poo.

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