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Largest Information Technology Sector: 7th Highest Crime Rates: 57th Most Armed: 86th
The Serene Democracy of
New York Times Democracy
What is love? Baby dont hurt me, dont hurt me, no more.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Bear Connors Paradiso

Population18.442 billion

CapitalMark Barry Michael
LeaderDr Eamer
Faithagnostic

Currencyeuro
Animalswan

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.

Bear Connors Paradiso is ranked 147th in the world and 6th in the South Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 249 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 7thHighest Crime Rates: 57thMost Armed: 86thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 106thRudest Citizens: 129thMost Rebellious Youth: 147thMost Scientifically Advanced: 152ndMost Beautiful Environments: 205thMost Secular: 244thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 260thSmartest Citizens: 339thMost Developed: 400thBest Weather: 481stLongest Average Lifespans: 483rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 594thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 849thMost Influential: 939thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,110thMost Stationary: 1,226thMost Efficient Economies: 1,524thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,781stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,978thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,513thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,747thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,895thHealthiest Citizens: 2,896thHighest Average Incomes: 3,275thLargest Black Market: 3,750thMost Cultured: 5,115thLargest Populations: 5,951stTop
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Most Inclusive: 8,418thHighest Drug Use: 8,766thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,014th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 30th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 58th in the regionLargest Populations: 59th in the regionLargest Black Market: 63rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 69th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 88th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 92nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 94th in the regionMost Cultured: 139th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 196th in the regionMost Inclusive: 312th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 435th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 462nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 593rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 630th in the region

National Happenings

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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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 202 » Fudgetopia, Darakin, Ancient Slobovia, Theorin, Cape Adare, Kiasu-ism, Soem, Curlyhoward, Tsunamy, Sanden, Lioniel, Sedunn, The United Expanse, Seliyan progressive Islands, Great Scapula, Quiescent, Farengeto, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Belschaft, Crabius, Pencil Sharpeners 2, New East Scandinavia, Madhonia, FreeFishers, Japanese Federal Republic, Kholdan, Nothanksbutseriously, Transtemporal Shifts, Ufask, GI-Land, Luddinlande, Privatore, Dylar, Pax Dracon, PEPEP, The Solar System Scope, WTP All the good names are taken, Techganet, Erinor, Abarri, Tilipria, Lambdaland, Auphelia, Oxsania, Havenfell, Moreana, Qaweritoyu, Nova Montron, Si-topia, and 152 others.Brendleton, Iristead, Sonnydesh, Centristvill, Drugged Monkeys, Concrete Slab, Noveos, Linguiniland, Jehenna, Nowa Europa, Aidenfieeld, Little Pontanja, Seldon and the Psychohistorians, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Factorim, The Incorporated Northern Territory, Tsvetania, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Aywhyou, Wyatonians, Vincent Field, Commonwealth Of Astoria, Freedwanda, Silmad, Larenien, United States of Vietnam, La Ascension, Volaworand, Paranoia, North Kanuckistan, Nankyoku Tairiku, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Catalunya Unida, Utondara, Pastir, Rhetiaa, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Briantown, Jaxon, Saciu, Jarilon, Great Andora, Crystal Creation, Atomic Garden, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Elveka, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Violent Peacenicks, Isokenzar, UnShleepd, United Qwebland, Silberne Wache, The National Corporation, Barabarom, Anachronolandia, The Technocrates, Shengtie, USNE2018, Rosamie, Aguatania, Liberated Lambergs, Grouu, Spearos, Cuuldere, The ColdWyvernian Undead, Republitank, Phanama, Xandev, Lorora3, Whimichy, Kandorith, Badener, Rabbitz, Direwolf1, Ttyxious, Darbor, Free Republic of Sonora, The Canadian Republic Colonies, Farrts, Kroumos, Midand, Ronster, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Shema Mitzvah, Zess, Qairus, Birdkeeper, Herbert Island, Awjan, Choodox, Angelxwings, North Erfton, The Filippinas, Towi Lamia, State of Iowa, Akindom, Stoniamera, Maletora, Ariankido, Land Without Shrimp, North Prarie, Wehraboos, Jahass, Empire of the Western Woods, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, Freedoom, Bizarrotan, The Dragon Enclave, North Catimestistrianes, A Frog Dimension, Revanial, Yeldarbsland, Dasko, The Brand New Salvatagard Republic, San Anaben, Skriid, Pays de Loire, Slenrotros, Bylake, Mew Nation, Agalaesia, Nordafrik Conclaves, Changolandia, Sesteran, Qawe, Churumduul, Tijanapolis, Unidum, Chocholand, The Two Jerseys, P R of China, Doomen, Staubsaugen, Tol Brandir, Maeiland, Aurcania, Roavin, PenguinPies, Amerion, Novagentum, Wild Space, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Naam, World United, Great Africans, Negoshi, and Hanty.

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