|Capital||Mark Barry Michael|
The Serene Democracy of Bear Connors Paradiso is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dr Eamer with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 18.442 billion Bears enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The minute government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mark Barry Michael. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient a Bear economy, worth a remarkable 4,396 trillion euros a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 238,405 euros, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 675,819 per year while the poor average 67,212, a ratio of 10.1 to 1.
Industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated', baiting is a national sport, and citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Bear Connors Paradiso's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is agnostic.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Bear Connors Paradiso, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
- : Bear Connors Paradiso was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
- : Following new legislation in Bear Connors Paradiso, baiting is a national sport.
- : Bear Connors Paradiso voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".
- : Bear Connors Paradiso voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
- : Following new legislation in Bear Connors Paradiso, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.
- : Following new legislation in Bear Connors Paradiso, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out.
- : Following new legislation in Bear Connors Paradiso, the government has completely eliminated all childcare programs.
- : Following new legislation in Bear Connors Paradiso, the diplomatic corps stinks.
- : Following new legislation in Bear Connors Paradiso, the new hit series "Bear Connors Paradiso's Got Trauma" has corporate executives fleeing the country.
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