by Max Barry

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Bears Armed was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 124
Most Cultured: 71st Most Efficient Economies: 84th Most Cheerful Citizens: 116th
The Free Bears of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Do we WHAT in the woods?
Influence
Truckler
Hospitality Minister / Regional Ecologist
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Bears Armed

Population25.367 billion

CapitalCouncil Groves
LeaderChairbear of the High Council
FaithOne Plus Seven

Currencygolden thaler
Animalgoldilocks

The Free Bears of Bears Armed is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Chairbear of the High Council with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, smutty television, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 25.367 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, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Council Groves. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Urrsish economy, worth a remarkable 7,504 trillion golden thalers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 295,820 golden thalers, with the richest citizens earning 7.6 times as much as the poorest.

Artists are pillars of society, Bears Armed's Medieval Faire is renowned as one of the best in the region, astronomers are flocking to Bears Armed to take advantage of its clear night skies, and there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt. Crime is totally unknown. Bears Armed's national animal is the goldilocks, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is One Plus Seven.

Bears Armed is ranked 894th in the world and 1st in International Democratic Union for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 23,504.03 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Cultured: 71stMost Efficient Economies: 84thMost Cheerful Citizens: 116thMost Primitive: 183rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 278thLargest Publishing Industry: 403rdMost Stationary: 405thHighest Economic Output: 496thLargest Agricultural Sector: 600thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 697thMost Beautiful Environments: 734thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 874thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 884thLargest Gambling Industry: 894thRudest Citizens: 1,352ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,403rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,506thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,543rdTop
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Most Devout: 1,738thLargest Populations: 2,069thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,300thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,838thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,247thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,442ndSmartest Citizens: 3,586thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,655thMost Influential: 3,829thBest Weather: 4,410thMost Politically Free: 4,578thMost Developed: 5,050thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,389thHighest Drug Use: 6,872ndNudest: 7,115thNicest Citizens: 7,119thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,703rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,737thLargest Retail Industry: 12,112thLargest Black Market: 14,091st
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, astronomers are flocking to Bears Armed to take advantage of its clear night skies.
  • : Bears Armed lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, Bears Armed's Medieval Faire is renowned as one of the best in the region.
  • : Bears Armed lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, Chairbear of the High Council's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners.
  • : Bears Armed lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.

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