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Most Rebellious Youth: 611th Highest Crime Rates: 786th Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,028th
The Chocolate cravings of
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Bearistotle and Hebert

Population27.713 billion

CapitalThe Sofa
LeaderThe King and Pope

AnimalLittle Old Lady

The Chocolate cravings of Bearistotle and Hebert is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The King and Pope with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 27.713 billion Cute and Cuddly Bears enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The relatively small, liberal government is primarily concerned with Environment, with Social Policy, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Sofa. The average income tax rate is 16.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Cute and Cuddly economy, worth 179 trillion preapprovedcreditcards a year, is highly specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 6,479 preapprovedcreditcards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed, and online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for Bearistotle and Hebert. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Bearistotle and Hebert's national animal is the Little Old Lady, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Chocolism.

Bearistotle and Hebert is ranked 48,308th in the world and 6th in The House at Pooh Corner for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 88.76 on the Hayek Index.

Most Rebellious Youth: 611thHighest Crime Rates: 786thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,028thLargest Populations: 2,114thNicest Citizens: 3,159thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,797thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,081stMost Pacifist: 7,059thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,952ndMost Cultured: 8,116thMost Influential: 8,152ndBest Weather: 8,351stTop
Nudest: 8,728thLargest Black Market: 12,996thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,310thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,566th
Nicest Citizens: 2nd in the region

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