by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 526th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 556th Most Influential: 791st
The United Socialist States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
United we Prosper
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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The United Socialist States of Berlanto is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Consatantine with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, free-roaming dinosaurs, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate, humorless population of 3.982 billion Berlantoans 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.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Yorkshire City. The average income tax rate is 36.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Berlantoan economy, worth 630 trillion Bertoes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 158,213 Bertoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls, Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling', traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, and interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBB Governor goes house hunting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Berlanto's national animal is the Menator, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Berlanto is ranked 111,068th in the world and 5,655th in The North Pacific for Most Conservative, scoring 43.79 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 526thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 556thMost Influential: 791stMost Inclusive: 1,224thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,642ndTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,949thLargest Retail Industry: 2,178thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,230thMost Avoided: 2,598thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,057thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,184thMost Efficient Economies: 6,543rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,100thTop
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Most Secular: 9,064thHighest Average Incomes: 10,203rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,516thSmartest Citizens: 11,236thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,298thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,421stMost Pacifist: 12,148thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,299thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,419thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,760th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionMost Inclusive: 71st in the regionMost Avoided: 78th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 84th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 93rd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 211th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 238th in the regionMost Influential: 325th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 393rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 404th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 418th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 424th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 448th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 455th in the regionMost Secular: 470th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 539th in the regionMost Stationary: 543rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 570th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 638th in the regionMost Average: 644th in the regionMost Pacifist: 656th in the regionLargest Populations: 719th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 719th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 781st in the regionLargest Governments: 865th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Berlanto, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBB Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Berlanto was endorsed by The Republic of Marralore.
  • : Following new legislation in Berlanto, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in Berlanto, Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling'.
  • : Following new legislation in Berlanto, scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls.
  • : Following new legislation in Berlanto, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • : Berlanto was endorsed by The Bauble Breaking Memelords of Alsatian Island.
  • : Following new legislation in Berlanto, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Berlanto, bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Berlanto, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 165 » Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Selfgradatude, Bharathvarsh, Guslantis, Sunto, Unimaginable Doom, Lionia, HMS Unicorn, Yeraennus, Vegetarian States, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Apetopia, The Rossinite Empire, Great Bights Mum, Xentherida, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, SillyString, Wisconsota, Avalon, Holy Oranz, Celreostia, Techislovakia, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Ceretis, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Republic of Dixie, American MapleStory, Sankami, Malta Comino Gozo, Siwale, Indereac Lanx, Kingdom of Space, Enosville, Kaschovia, Vazali, Novare Res, Lord Ravenclaw, BouncyAbbeyKitty, Upper Sam Dodovi, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Mercy Land, Pallaith, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Coemgen, Kwaj, and 115 others.PlanetPunk, Amerian States, Vinantis, General COE, Friently, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, South Grand Mountain, Lupus Imperium, Shin-Hachioji, Ainsworth, Necromonia, Aenglaland, Vszeklina, Diodone, Anima Proxa, Zedeya, Lamexanope, Forunte, Yukti, McMasterdonia, Maestros haven, Sheppey, Plembobria, Prevaland, Zemnaya Svoboda, Yaris, AdyLand, Herzliyya, Kelvaros Prime, The Utopian Movement, New Chilokver, Ausmercia, Buckerino, Che Sana Und, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, WE Empire, Vogonlandia, Cuyan, Seven Hills, Ostrinios, Cloydicia, The Lancerian Empire, Bayern-Straubing, Aerilia, The Iron Lions, Stareogratia, Horsley Land, Beodarasc, Pakistan 001, Moubarakistan, Upper West Side Soweto, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Wineclaw, Unsophisticate, Gellandia, Thenaca, Slaughterhouse Nine, New Rivia, Coppicia, The The Bierands, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Ice and Tinian, Phillywob, Panama Coalition, Plumas, Weehay, Corfad, Wodan, Asuroka, Aroa, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Blurds, The Syca, Felhaven, Palisede, Destroedor, Wyldeacre, Victoriaans Nederlands, Libotionia, Midds Conia, Sylcar, Agrauron, The Archer Republic, CurryIndia, Reannia, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Nanatovna, Udroystan, Malvad, NatsukiLand, ABC, Sanjurika, Merconitonitopia, Ozstan, ThE eNd oF eE, Inzland, Elhomna, Astal Aavors, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Abunenin, Xagill, Celebia, Bridgett, Gospel Power, Eglise Sainte Eve, Avornica, Kek-, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Illusia and Neverendia, Euginus, Alsatian Island, and Marralore.

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