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Bear Connors Paradiso

Population15.374 billion

CapitalMark Barry Michael
LeaderDr Eamer


The Serene Democracy of Bear Connors Paradiso is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dr Eamer with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 15.374 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, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Environment also on the agenda, 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 3,637 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 and Book Publishing. 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 236,586 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, military spending is on the increase, and political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act. 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 138,789th in the world and 5,730th in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -4.98 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 3rdHighest Crime Rates: 58thMost Secular: 73rdMost Armed: 83rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 87thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 93rdMost Rebellious Youth: 171stRudest Citizens: 174thMost Beautiful Environments: 199thMost Developed: 304thSmartest Citizens: 331stBest Weather: 353rdLongest Average Lifespans: 419thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 652ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 924thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,044thMost Influential: 1,135thLargest Black Market: 1,324thMost Stationary: 1,394thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,558thMost Efficient Economies: 1,603rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,618thHealthiest Citizens: 1,618thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,809thHighest Economic Output: 1,983rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,836thHighest Average Incomes: 2,949thMost Politically Free: 4,807thMost Cultured: 6,090thLargest Populations: 6,682ndTop
Nudest: 9,422ndHighest Drug Use: 14,740th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionMost Stationary: 33rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 49th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 50th in the regionLargest Populations: 64th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 69th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 75th in the regionMost Politically Free: 84th in the regionMost Cultured: 150th in the regionNudest: 216th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 458th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 551st in the regionMost Inclusive: 561st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 123 » Fudgetopia, Darakin, Ancient Slobovia, Theorin, Cape Adare, Kiasu-ism, Soem, Curlyhoward, Tsunamy, Sanden, Lioniel, Sedunn, SJS Republic, The United Expanse, Extremely Democratic People, Miris, Zadiner, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, Trelatche, Quiescent, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Crabius, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Bonaugure, Cobrastan A, New East Scandinavia, Madhonia, Kaugummi, FreeFishers, Esu19, Land Without Shrimp, Japanese Federal Republic, Kholdan, Nothanksbutseriously, New Villanova, Karatengisa, Transtemporal Shifts, Ufask, Hypoldersia, The Great Library, Tyflugian, GI-Land, Sandropoli, Luddinlande, Privatore, and 73 others.Sepia Island, United Billia, Dylar, Pax Dracon, PEPEP, The Solar System Scope, Akabaka, WTP All the good names are taken, Aschenburg, Saganye, Khazaraistan, Banana Leaves, Nettunia, The Bloodguard, Vlod, Punchwood, Ebonhand, Techganet, Tau Xen, Lomboko, Litorauria, Southern Bellz, Ryccia, Vylore, Erinor, Friedmantowne, Abarri, The Eight Hearths, Tedeze, The Pac Northwest, Ozymandialand, Mostly Benevolent Tyranny, Volaworand, New-Censovenia, Mon Goblevis, Midand, Tilipria, Sween-flu Quarantine Zone, Greenwoood, North Doritos, Albrenia, Lambdaland, Equestria-Griffonstone, Auphelia, The United Nations Of Earth And Humanity, Bealnation, Nation Place, Oxsania, Polybios, Hanskarr, Druga Republika Srpska, Havenfell, Novam Lux, Anbe, Aster-Lilou, Balkan Democratic Republics, Imperial Isaac, Goverwal, Moreana, Avoux, Punaauia, North Prarie, Melcalcia, Rikutso, Kanglia, New Talowa, Bugmalandia, Xpert9, Aumeltopia, United States of Vietnam mirror, United Faith Warriors, Porlif, and La Fantasma.

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