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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,239thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,321stMost Pacifist: 4,028th
The Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Friendship Through Freedom
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Economy
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Beretand

Population1.357 billion

CapitalBlue Mountain

CurrencyEuro
AnimalLundgren Dolphin

The Commonwealth of Beretand is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.357 billion Beretandics love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blue Mountain. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Beretandian economy, worth 163 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 120,700 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, and property values in suburbs have nosedived after the middle class were forced to live next door to ethnic minorities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Beretand's national animal is the Lundgren Dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Beretand is ranked 5,103rd in the world and 23rd in Spiritus for Best Weather, with 304 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,239thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,321stMost Pacifist: 4,028thSafest: 4,461stBest Weather: 5,103rdMost Inclusive: 5,436thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,542ndNicest Citizens: 5,836thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,265thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,302ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,331stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,417thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,713thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,720thHealthiest Citizens: 6,960thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,227thLowest Crime Rates: 7,442ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,792ndMost Developed: 8,057thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,549thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,692ndSmartest Citizens: 9,011thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,346thLargest Governments: 9,642ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,114thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,407thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,231stLargest Publishing Industry: 11,881stTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,665thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,844thMost Cultured: 12,906thMost Secular: 14,533rdMost Influential: 17,714thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,992ndHighest Average Incomes: 23,180thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,954th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Income Equality: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, property values in suburbs have nosedived after the middle class were forced to live next door to ethnic minorities.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.
  • : Beretand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and the Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, chickens roam the streets freely.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Blue Mountain for fear of causing a fuss.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, many friends and relatives of Leader have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed.

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