by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 779th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,550th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,941st
The Allied States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Our survival is your survival
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Allied States of Bergenu is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Griffen with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, rampant corporate plagiarism, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 19.564 billion Bergenuans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bergenu City. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Bergenuan economy, worth a remarkable 1,234 trillion bergs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 63,081 bergs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sections of the police receive paramilitary training, libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands, school lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time, and student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Southern Pygmy Pigball fields. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bergenu's national animal is the Southern Pygmy Pig, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bergenu is ranked 57,828th in the world and 917th in the South Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 646 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Stationary: 779thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,550thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,941stMost Influential: 2,111thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,271stBest Weather: 3,053rdLargest Populations: 3,916thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,024thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,044thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,226thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,871stHighest Economic Output: 8,057thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,198thSafest: 8,397thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,719thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9,212thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,746thMost Cultured: 14,140thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,374thLowest Crime Rates: 15,349thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,289thSmartest Citizens: 17,517th
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Most Stationary: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 77th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 84th in the regionBest Weather: 87th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 106th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 170th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 174th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 183rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 188th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 199th in the regionSafest: 229th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 361st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 399th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 420th in the regionLargest Governments: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 489th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 512th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 602nd in the regionMost Developed: 677th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 799th in the region

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