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Most Devout: 1,927th Largest Black Market: 2,701st Most Subsidized Industry: 2,871st
The B O R G E R-B U L L D O G S of
Father Knows Best State
B O R G E R
Eric Raymond aka B O R G E R
Influence
Superpower
Last Nation Standing
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Berthin

Population6.571 billion

CapitalB O R G E R
LeaderEric Raymond aka B O R G E R
FaithB O R G E R

CurrencyB O R G E R
AnimalB O R G E R

The B O R G E R-B U L L D O G S of Berthin is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Eric Raymond aka B O R G E R with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.571 billion B O R G E R SS are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of B O R G E R. The average income tax rate is 78.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Berthinian economy, worth 728 trillion B O R G E RS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 110,867 B O R G E RS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

B O R G E R SS incessantly needle their doctors for relief, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia, and wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Berthin's national animal is the B O R G E R, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is B O R G E R.

Berthin is ranked 12,566th in the world and 2nd in The Exarchal Republic for Most Developed, scoring 83.46 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Devout: 1,927thLargest Black Market: 2,701stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,871stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,016thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,722ndMost Influential: 4,852ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,113thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,298thMost Efficient Economies: 6,396thBest Weather: 6,789thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 8,443rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,753rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,794thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,127thMost Developed: 12,566thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,787thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,180thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,720thMost Stationary: 14,519thHighest Drug Use: 15,555thMost Cultured: 15,768thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,153rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,258th

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