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Highest Crime Rates: 5th Most Armed: 9th Most Rebellious Youth: 10th
The Playful Otters of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Founded 29 May 2004
Bobby ButterPaws
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

BearNation

Population32.989 billion

CapitalKelp City
LeaderBobby ButterPaws

Currencysplash
Animalclam

The Playful Otters of BearNation is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Bobby ButterPaws with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, otherworldly petting zoo, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 32.989 billion Otters hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kelp City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Otterian economy, worth a remarkable 9,033 trillion splashes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 273,842 splashes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Ironic death by tasering is on the rise amongst door-to-door taser salesmen, farmers are complaining that the buzzing and the sparks from the nearby MagRail are blighting their crops, religious terrorism is considered to be an Act of God by insurance companies, and commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year. 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. BearNation's national animal is the clam, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

BearNation is ranked 1,025th in the world and 1st in The House at Pooh Corner for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 91.07 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Highest Crime Rates: 5thMost Armed: 9thMost Rebellious Youth: 10thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14thMost Cultured: 78thMost Beautiful Environments: 86thMost Developed: 91stLongest Average Lifespans: 116thLargest Publishing Industry: 121stLargest Gambling Industry: 213thBest Weather: 290thSmartest Citizens: 312thMost Cheerful Citizens: 315thHighest Economic Output: 426thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 706thMost Subsidized Industry: 708thHighest Disposable Incomes: 799thLargest Populations: 861stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,025thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,040thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,107thTop
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Largest Black Market: 1,547thMost Efficient Economies: 1,587thHighest Drug Use: 1,642ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,682ndMost Politically Free: 1,768thRudest Citizens: 1,775thHighest Average Incomes: 2,160thLargest Retail Industry: 3,174thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,825thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,520thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,581stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,693rdMost Inclusive: 5,735thNudest: 6,139thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,473rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,620thLargest Governments: 8,400thHealthiest Citizens: 11,368th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : BearNation's influence in The House at Pooh Corner rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : BearNation was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : BearNation was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : BearNation's influence in The House at Pooh Corner rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : BearNation was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : BearNation was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use and Most Efficient Economies.
  • : BearNation was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : BearNation's influence in The House at Pooh Corner rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : BearNation was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : BearNation was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.

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