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Most Valuable International Artwork: 8,254thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,377thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,873rd
The Fire-breathing Dragons of
Democratic Socialists
You see the tail and the dorsal spines? That's a dragon
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Berengaria VII

Population7.155 billion

CapitalVale of Mists City
LeaderElias Vaughn

CurrencyFederation Credit
AnimalDragon

The Fire-breathing Dragons of Berengaria VII is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Elias Vaughn with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 7.155 billion Berengarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vale of Mists City. The average income tax rate is 82.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Berengarian economy, worth 297 trillion Federation Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 41,524 Federation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elias Vaughn's personal home is one of United Earth Space Probe Agency's most notorious party destinations, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Berengaria VII's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Berengaria VII is ranked 105,640th in the world and 72nd in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Most Cultured, scoring 66 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 8,254thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,377thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,873rdLargest Welfare Programs: 14,965thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 16,164thMost Pacifist: 16,629thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,256thBest Weather: 18,260thSafest: 19,818thLeast Corrupt Governments: 21,534thMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,464thMost Stationary: 23,666th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Berengaria VII, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Berengaria VII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and the Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Berengaria VII was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Berengaria VII, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Berengaria VII, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
  • : Following new legislation in Berengaria VII, Elias Vaughn's personal home is one of United Earth Space Probe Agency's most notorious party destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Berengaria VII, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Berengaria VII, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner.
  • : Following new legislation in Berengaria VII, NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests.
  • : Berengaria VII was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.

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