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Nudest: 133rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,484th Most Politically Free: 7,008th
The XKI Alkasian Emissary of
Left-wing Utopia
Ashes to ashes, Dust to Dust.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
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Beringland

Population3.717 billion

CapitalPolaris
LeaderAstrid Wintertide

Currencyalaskan
Animalpanserbjørn

The XKI Alkasian Emissary of Beringland is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Astrid Wintertide with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.717 billion Beringlandians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Polaris. The average income tax rate is 58.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Beringlandian economy, worth 177 trillion alaskans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 47,713 alaskans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Beringland has designated Polaris as its capital city, Astrid Wintertide has just been declared ruler of Beringland in an international press conference, military units are often seen arguing over which one is truly favored by the gods, and every week is blindness awareness week. Crime is totally unknown. Beringland's national animal is the panserbjørn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Beringland is ranked 77,762nd in the world and 169th in Wintreath for Most Developed, scoring 53.23 on the Human Development Index.

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Nudest: 133rdTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,484thMost Politically Free: 7,008thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,177thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,001stMost Rebellious Youth: 14,058thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,677th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionMost Extreme: 18th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Beringland's influence in Wintreath rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Beringland relocated from Osiris to Wintreath.
  • : Beringland altered its national flag.
  • : Beringland was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Beringland ceased to exist in Wintreath.
  • : Beringland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Beringland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Beringland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Beringland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Beringland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.

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