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Big Bertha

Population1.17 billion

CapitalTelruse
LeaderBertha Bertha

CurrencyRipat
AnimalTapir

The Borderlands of Big Bertha is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Bertha Bertha with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.17 billion Big Berthians 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, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Telruse. The average income tax rate is 59.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Big Berthan economy, worth 99.8 trillion Ripats a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 85,310 Ripats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, children are raised bilingual from an early age, Jennifer Government is a bestseller, and getting an abortion takes less hassle than writing a letter. Crime is totally unknown. Big Bertha's national animal is the Tapir, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Big Bertha is ranked 39,738th in the world and 689th in the West Pacific for Nudest, with 195 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,759thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,484thMost Influential: 9,572ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,427thBest Weather: 10,747thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 11,049thHealthiest Citizens: 14,053rdMost Inclusive: 14,151stMost Rebellious Youth: 14,368thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,461stLongest Average Lifespans: 16,505thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,740thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,756thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,498thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,535thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,689thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,966thMost Cultured: 18,137thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,814thSafest: 18,859thMost Pacifist: 19,747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,871st
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Least Corrupt Governments: 108th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 158th in the regionBest Weather: 262nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 274th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 279th in the regionNicest Citizens: 289th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 302nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 338th in the regionMost Influential: 356th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 365th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 368th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 373rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 385th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 386th in the regionMost Inclusive: 395th in the regionMost Cultured: 399th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 406th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 425th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 425th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 468th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 528th in the regionSafest: 545th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 548th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 559th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 586th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 595th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Big Bertha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Big Bertha's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Big Bertha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather and the Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Big Bertha, getting an abortion takes less hassle than writing a letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Big Bertha, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Big Bertha, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Big Bertha, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Big Bertha relocated from Lazarus to The West Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Big Bertha, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Big Bertha applied to join the World Assembly.

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