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Bear Connors Paradiso

Population17.531 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 frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 17.531 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 dominated by the Department of 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 4,231 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 241,366 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, a shipwreck is everyone's fault but the captain's, a Bear husbands are dead good at fathering kids, and school kids who pretend to drive imaginary cars get a social worker and a police observer assigned to them. 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.

Bear Connors Paradiso is ranked 162,189th in the world and 6,658th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -63.84 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 5thHighest Crime Rates: 59thMost Armed: 89thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 102ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 158thMost Rebellious Youth: 170thMost Beautiful Environments: 215thRudest Citizens: 361stBest Weather: 381stSmartest Citizens: 381stMost Developed: 391stMost Secular: 421stLongest Average Lifespans: 486thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 717thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 909thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 916thMost Influential: 1,083rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,129thMost Stationary: 1,282ndLargest Black Market: 1,293rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,546thHealthiest Citizens: 1,615thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,721stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,727thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,738thHighest Economic Output: 1,796thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,616thHighest Average Incomes: 3,039thMost Cultured: 5,019thMost Politically Free: 6,211thLargest Populations: 6,279thNudest: 7,389thTop
Highest Drug Use: 11,985thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,419thMost Inclusive: 14,106th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 25th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 49th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 53rd in the regionLargest Populations: 60th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 65th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 81st in the regionMost Politically Free: 90th in the regionMost Cultured: 139th in the regionNudest: 161st in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 407th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 448th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 456th in the regionMost Inclusive: 501st in the region

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