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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 939th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,902nd Least Corrupt Governments: 2,139th
The Socialist Federation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Boldly on Her Mighty Wings She Soars
Influence
Superpower
Mermaid Isle Puppet Master
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Barunia

Population13.791 billion

CapitalPorthaven
LeaderPrime Minister Bertram Lewis

CurrencyTilda
AnimalAlbatross

The Socialist Federation of Barunia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister Bertram Lewis with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, unlimited-speed roads, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.791 billion Barunians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Education, with Social Policy, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porthaven. The average income tax rate is 97.1%.

The powerhouse Barunian economy, worth a remarkable 1,444 trillion Tildas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 104,765 Tildas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Street crime is on the rise as police officers spend most of their time in prisons, snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Prime Minister Bertram Lewis's majority, the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy, and government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barunia's national animal is the Albatross, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Barunia is ranked 38,291st in the world and 2nd in The Union of Red Nations for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 91.33 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 939thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,902ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,139thMost Pacifist: 2,175thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,320thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,336thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,391stSafest: 2,645thNicest Citizens: 2,654thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,716thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,829thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,869thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,915thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,722ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,214thBest Weather: 4,409thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,798thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,823rdLargest Governments: 5,935thMost Income Equality: 6,120thMost Cultured: 6,403rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,607thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,003rdMost Devout: 7,287thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,793rdMost Influential: 8,036thMost Inclusive: 8,619thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,944thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,362ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,503rdLargest Populations: 11,218thSmartest Citizens: 12,477thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,736thMost Developed: 16,793rd

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  • : Barunia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
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  • : Barunia was struck by a Mk I (Immunizer) Cure Missile from The Great Federal Republic of Free Terra, curing 49 million infected.
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