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Bear Connors Paradiso

Population17.174 billion

CapitalMark Barry Michael
LeaderDr Eamer


The Serene Democracy of Bear Connors Paradiso is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dr Eamer with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, rampant corporate plagiarism, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 17.174 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 4,136 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 240,836 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 6,324th in the world and 62nd in the South Pacific for Largest Populations, with 17.2 billion Capita.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 5thHighest Crime Rates: 61stMost Secular: 81stMost Armed: 85thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 102ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 127thMost Rebellious Youth: 168thMost Beautiful Environments: 218thSmartest Citizens: 377thRudest Citizens: 377thMost Developed: 383rdBest Weather: 391stLongest Average Lifespans: 496thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 607thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 679thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 940thMost Influential: 992ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,144thLargest Black Market: 1,294thMost Stationary: 1,305thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,543rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,551stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,581stHealthiest Citizens: 1,689thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,712thHighest Economic Output: 1,814thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,818thHighest Average Incomes: 3,020thMost Cultured: 5,244thMost Politically Free: 5,802ndLargest Populations: 6,324thNudest: 7,744thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 13,786thMost Inclusive: 14,752ndHighest Drug Use: 15,508th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Stationary: 32nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 55th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionLargest Populations: 62nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 65th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 82nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 86th in the regionMost Politically Free: 100th in the regionMost Cultured: 146th in the regionNudest: 182nd in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 522nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 528th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 576th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 615th in the region

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