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Rudest Citizens: 139thMost Devout: 143rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 250th
The Vikingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Never Another Pontricare
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Basaran

Population13.78 billion

CapitalEphyra
LeaderKing Asvard Jorgeson
FaithFlorism

CurrencyTiber Coin
AnimalTimber Wolf

The Vikingdom of Basaran is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Asvard Jorgeson with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, public floggings, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.78 billion Basars have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ephyra. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 17.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Basar economy, worth a remarkable 6,129 trillion Tiber Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 444,835 Tiber Coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,277,230 per year while the poor average 123,196, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

Manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition, King Asvard Jorgeson affectionately nicknames supporters by number, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and soldiers are equipped with multi-million Tiber Coin battlesuits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Basaran's national animal is the Timber Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Florism.

Basaran is ranked 755th in the world and 2nd in The Hole To Hide In for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 13,798.75 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 139thMost Devout: 143rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 250thMost Cultured: 282ndMost Efficient Economies: 335thHighest Disposable Incomes: 339thLargest Retail Industry: 345thLargest Publishing Industry: 364thHighest Average Incomes: 538thSmartest Citizens: 551stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 575thLargest Information Technology Sector: 592ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 755thLargest Agricultural Sector: 824thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,268thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,296thLargest Governments: 1,423rdHighest Economic Output: 1,538thMost Armed: 1,660thMost Patriotic: 1,823rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,915thMost Developed: 1,926thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,318thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,495thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,719thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,849thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,875thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,892ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,907thHighest Food Quality: 2,928thLowest Crime Rates: 2,968thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,980thHealthiest Citizens: 4,298thLargest Black Market: 4,337thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,427thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,233rdMost Influential: 7,492ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,108thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,640thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,734thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,857thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,819thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,860thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,776thLargest Populations: 20,899th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Basaran lodged a message on the The Hole To Hide In Regional Message Board.
  • : Basaran published "Basar Vexology, Symbols, and their associated histories" (Factbook: History).
  • : Following new legislation in Basaran, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Tiber Coin battlesuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Basaran, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Basaran, King Asvard Jorgeson affectionately nicknames supporters by number.
  • : Following new legislation in Basaran, manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition.
  • : Basaran was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Basaran, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Basaran, the military is researching proton packs and PK-meters to combat "unseen enemy forces".
  • : Following new legislation in Basaran, tourists visit Basaran to mass-moon Basar politicians.

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