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Highest Poor Incomes: 17thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25thLargest Black Market: 28th
The Burman Kakistocracy of
Democratic Socialists
Consume the Eggs!
Influence
Auxiliary
Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Basementees

Population23.375 billion

CapitalNovus Damascus
LeaderOđinnshrafn Khagan Numerian IV Drake
FaithNahuatl

CurrencyRuncible
AnimalUrsine Phoenix

The Burman Kakistocracy of Basementees is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ođinnshrafn Khagan Numerian IV Drake with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 23.375 billion Thu'uls are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Novus Damascus. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient K't Hu'ul economy, worth an astonishing 17,282 trillion Runcibles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 739,337 Runcibles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, and more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Basementees's national animal is the Ursine Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Nahuatl.

Basementees is ranked 7,266th in the world and 6th in Pax Britannia for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 6,581.12 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 17thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25thLargest Black Market: 28thMost Advanced Public Transport: 42ndMost Subsidized Industry: 47thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58thHighest Average Incomes: 74thMost Scientifically Advanced: 93rdMost Corrupt Governments: 119thMost Advanced Public Education: 123rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 141stHighest Economic Output: 149thLargest Mining Sector: 152ndMost Efficient Economies: 180thLowest Crime Rates: 182ndLargest Governments: 190thLargest Agricultural Sector: 225thSmartest Citizens: 257thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 267thHighest Average Tax Rates: 275thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 282ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 293rdMost Secular: 454thMost Developed: 499thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 507thLargest Insurance Industry: 532ndLongest Average Lifespans: 548thMost Patriotic: 575thLargest Welfare Programs: 728thRudest Citizens: 1,117thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,685thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,766thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,807thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,831stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,863rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,884thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,121stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,316thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,384thMost Cultured: 4,432ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,159thHealthiest Citizens: 5,622ndLargest Populations: 6,264thLargest Retail Industry: 6,440thHighest Food Quality: 6,742ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,266thMost Influential: 8,061stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,872ndTop
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Most Stationary: 22,238thMost Income Equality: 22,445th
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Basementees's influence in Pax Britannia rose from "Diplomat" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, more money is spent on policing the welfare system for abuse than on the welfare system itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, Thu'uls incessantly needle their doctors for relief.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Basementees, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.

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