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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,969th Most Pacifist: 2,357th Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,394th
The Democratic Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Just say no to drama!
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Biddelonia

Population2.399 billion

CapitalUpper Kumbukta West
LeaderMrs McGillicuddy
FaithLife the universe and everything

CurrencyBunta
AnimalWobbledigook

The Democratic Republic of Biddelonia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Mrs McGillicuddy with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, national health service, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.399 billion Biddelonians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Upper Kumbukta West. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Biddelonian economy, worth 355 trillion Buntas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 148,118 Buntas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Incarcerated crime lords manage their empires from massage tables, the government is avowedly secular, nude art is becoming wildly popular, and shady doctors seem to have impeccable records. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Biddelonia's national animal is the Wobbledigook, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Life the universe and everything.

Biddelonia is ranked 65,056th in the world and 2,323rd in the Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 69.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,969thMost Pacifist: 2,357thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,394thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,421stNicest Citizens: 2,426thSafest: 2,571stMost Inclusive: 2,607thBest Weather: 2,906thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,577thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,707thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,798thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,911thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,993rdMost Developed: 4,581stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,664thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,031stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,349thHealthiest Citizens: 5,400thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,432ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,593rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,824thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,886thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,065thMost Cultured: 6,106thLowest Crime Rates: 6,297thLargest Governments: 6,739thSmartest Citizens: 7,025thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,092ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,235thTop
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Nudest: 7,927thMost Influential: 8,829thMost Income Equality: 8,986thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,848thMost Efficient Economies: 10,048thHighest Average Incomes: 12,712thMost Secular: 13,406thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,418thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,538thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,515thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,603rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 48th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 55th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 62nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 62nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 63rd in the regionSafest: 65th in the regionBest Weather: 72nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 74th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 94th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 98th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 103rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 106th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 115th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 124th in the regionMost Developed: 126th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 127th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 129th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 132nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 140th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 145th in the regionMost Cultured: 150th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 158th in the regionLargest Governments: 158th in the regionNudest: 161st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 168th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 183rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 217th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 253rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 288th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 344th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 351st in the regionMost Income Equality: 389th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 402nd in the regionMost Secular: 423rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 488th in the regionMost Stationary: 501st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 527th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 528th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Biddelonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy".
  • : Following new legislation in Biddelonia, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records.
  • : Following new legislation in Biddelonia, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Biddelonia, the government is avowedly secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Biddelonia, incarcerated crime lords manage their empires from massage tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Biddelonia, getting an abortion takes less hassle than writing a letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Biddelonia, sheepish teenagers are making eye contact with their parents for the first time in a decade during state-enforced 'no-phones hour'.
  • : Following new legislation in Biddelonia, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years.
  • : Following new legislation in Biddelonia, voting is compulsory.
  • : Biddelonia was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".

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