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Bear Connors Paradiso

Population16.856 billion

CapitalMark Barry Michael
LeaderDr Eamer


The Serene Democracy of Bear Connors Paradiso is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Dr Eamer with a fair hand, and renowned for its digital currency, compulsory military service, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 16.856 billion Bears hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Environment is also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. 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 4,057 trillion euros 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 a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 an amazing 240,709 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, the nation's school children are fluent in Klingon but lack basic mathematical skills, and students cut up leftover euros during Arts and Crafts. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. 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.

Bear Connors Paradiso is ranked 161,818th in the world and 7,026th in the South Pacific for Most Devout, with 1.61 Prayers Per Hour.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 5thHighest Crime Rates: 56thMost Secular: 82ndMost Armed: 86thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 98thMost Scientifically Advanced: 116thMost Rebellious Youth: 169thMost Beautiful Environments: 216thRudest Citizens: 324thSmartest Citizens: 373rdMost Developed: 378thBest Weather: 405thLongest Average Lifespans: 482ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 663rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 668thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 945thMost Influential: 996thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,161stLargest Black Market: 1,259thMost Stationary: 1,323rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,559thMost Efficient Economies: 1,572ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,599thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 1,690thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,695thHighest Economic Output: 1,844thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,845thHighest Average Incomes: 2,969thMost Cultured: 5,274thMost Politically Free: 5,480thLargest Populations: 6,425thNudest: 7,874thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 13,751stMost Inclusive: 14,886thHighest Drug Use: 14,975th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 32nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionLargest Populations: 63rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 85th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 89th in the regionMost Politically Free: 104th in the regionMost Cultured: 150th in the regionNudest: 180th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 452nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 552nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 575th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 582nd in the region

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