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Safest: 14,938thMost Pacifist: 15,065thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,696th
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Bartholomuda

Population922 million

CapitalRickvill

CurrencyQwa
AnimalQwano

The Puppet of Bartholomuda is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 922 million Bartholomudans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rickvill. The average income tax rate is 54.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Bartholomudan economy, worth 31.6 trillion Qwas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Soda Sales. Average income is 34,221 Qwas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself, the nation was recently voted "most likely to betray its allies", selfie stick use is a required Scout badge, and mandatory neutering has made purebred dogs a thing of the past. Crime is totally unknown. Bartholomuda's national animal is the Qwano, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bartholomuda is ranked 60,636th in the world and 2nd in Catalen Mountain for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 110.18 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Safest: 14,938thMost Pacifist: 15,065thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,696thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,176thMost Income Equality: 21,277thMost Inclusive: 25,580thMost Compassionate Citizens: 27,030thNicest Citizens: 29,154th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bartholomuda's influence in Catalen Mountain fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Bartholomuda's influence in Catalen Mountain rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Bartholomuda's influence in Catalen Mountain rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Bartholomuda's influence in Catalen Mountain rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Bartholomuda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist and Safest and the Top 10% for Nicest Citizens and Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Bartholomuda, mandatory neutering has made purebred dogs a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Bartholomuda, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.
  • : Following new legislation in Bartholomuda, the nation was recently voted "most likely to betray its allies".
  • : Following new legislation in Bartholomuda, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Bartholomuda, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.

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