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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,113th Largest Welfare Programs: 3,170th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,841st
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Truth Prevails
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Bartrandia

Population1.264 billion

CapitalThomashaven
Leaderthe People of Bartrandia

CurrencyCrown
AnimalFalcon

The Republic of Bartrandia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by the People of Bartrandia with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.264 billion Bartrandians 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 enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thomashaven. The average income tax rate is 85.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bartrandian economy, worth 106 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 83,947 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, environmental officials dismiss uncontrolled wildfires burning down major cities as nature taking its course, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income. Crime is totally unknown. Bartrandia's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Bartrandia is ranked 3,170th in the world and 37th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 7,806.16 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,113thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,170thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,841stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,236thMost Politically Free: 5,135thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,076thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,752ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,291stNicest Citizens: 7,721stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,877thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,179thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 8,928thMost Pacifist: 9,494thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,294thBest Weather: 10,328thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,384thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,774thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,094thHighest Drug Use: 11,247thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,570thSafest: 11,937thNudest: 11,958thMost Influential: 11,963rdMost Inclusive: 12,380thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,774thMost Extreme: 14,365thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,547thMost Secular: 15,938th
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 15th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bartrandia, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Bartrandia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Darkesia".
  • : Following new legislation in Bartrandia, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Bartrandia, environmental officials dismiss uncontrolled wildfires burning down major cities as nature taking its course.
  • : Bartrandia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Depository standards Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Bartrandia, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in Bartrandia, future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence.
  • : Following new legislation in Bartrandia, the government is overcome with ennui.
  • : Bartrandia endorsed The Holy Jebist-Posadist Order of Dekks.
  • : Bartrandia was endorsed by The Holy Jebist-Posadist Order of Dekks.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 13 » Alvero, Heisa, Saminda, Mauvemarke, Appaloosa, Wileyshire, Venovica, Cuscatlan, Westerlies, Wu Wei Shan, Nuevo Burrito, Danera, and Dekks.

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