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Most Secular: 2,025thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,554thLowest Crime Rates: 3,745th
The Democratic Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Once Barvabécio forever Barvabécia
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.624 billion

LeaderAlekos Kinos


The Democratic Republic of Barvabecia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Alekos Kinos with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory vegetarianism, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.624 billion Barvabecians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Barvurbo. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Barvabecian economy, worth 224 trillion Barvabeuros 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 138,247 Barvabeuros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project, citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper, and tourists outnumber citizens two to one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barvabecia's national animal is the wildcat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is kinonism-atheism.

Barvabecia is ranked 223,372nd in the world and 100th in Wintercrest for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.28 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Secular: 2,025thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,554thLowest Crime Rates: 3,745thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,948thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,750thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,856thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,053rdNicest Citizens: 5,075thBest Weather: 5,233rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,449thHealthiest Citizens: 5,826thLargest Governments: 5,884thMost Developed: 5,927thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,026thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,136thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,486thMost Inclusive: 6,980thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,003rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,302ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,521stMost Cultured: 7,901stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,094thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,175thSmartest Citizens: 9,959thMost Pacifist: 9,983rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,137thSafest: 11,768thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,254thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,865thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,265thMost Efficient Economies: 16,159thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,514thHighest Average Incomes: 17,129thMost Income Equality: 17,649thHighest Drug Use: 19,884thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,207thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,881stMost Influential: 23,977th
Best Weather: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barvabecia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Barvabecia.
  • : Following new legislation in Barvabecia, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » El Grenitadia, Vonorstan, and The Independent States of Allied Forces.

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