by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,916th Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,326th Nicest Citizens: 3,615th
The Sacred Commonwealth of
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Freedom: Our Holy Right!
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Population2.959 billion

LeaderJennifer Wolfe

CurrencyHoly Dollar

The Sacred Commonwealth of Berkowitzia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Jennifer Wolfe with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 2.959 billion Berkowitzians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lovkel. The average income tax rate is 76.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Berkowitzian economy, worth 353 trillion Holy Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 119,407 Holy Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list, and the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks. Crime is totally unknown. Berkowitzia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Palenism.

Berkowitzia is ranked 49,193rd in the world and 2,354th in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 168,649.09 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 1,916thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,326thNicest Citizens: 3,615thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,936thMost Inclusive: 4,430thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,034thHighest Drug Use: 5,171stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,532ndMost Devout: 5,859thMost Armed: 7,293rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,695thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,009thTop
Most Politically Free: 8,124thBest Weather: 8,151stMost Developed: 8,321stMost Efficient Economies: 8,808thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,078thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,510thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,127thMost Cultured: 11,167thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,229thNudest: 13,073rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,148thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,951stLeast Corrupt Governments: 14,001stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,321stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,359thSmartest Citizens: 14,692ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,744th
Highest Drug Use: 114th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 194th in the regionNicest Citizens: 202nd in the regionMost Armed: 221st in the regionMost Politically Free: 229th in the regionMost Devout: 231st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 254th in the regionMost Inclusive: 284th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 333rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 375th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 391st in the regionTop
Nudest: 448th in the regionBest Weather: 457th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 457th in the regionMost Developed: 495th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 515th in the regionMost Cultured: 557th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 563rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 634th in the regionMost Influential: 676th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 725th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 726th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 736th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 749th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 754th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 758th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 760th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 763rd in the regionLargest Governments: 782nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 793rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Berkowitzia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Berkowitzia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Berkowitzia's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Berkowitzia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Berkowitzia, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks.
  • : Following new legislation in Berkowitzia, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list.
  • : Following new legislation in Berkowitzia, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming.
  • : Berkowitzia altered its national flag.
  • : Berkowitzia relocated from Lazarus to The North Pacific.
  • : Berkowitzia was refounded in Lazarus.


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