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Most Inclusive: 7,319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,323rdMost Developed: 7,869th
The Technocratic Meritocracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
To each, his ability, from each, his necessity.
President Margaret DeFrey
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Bolslania

Population4.906 billion

CapitalKeygate
LeaderPresident Margaret DeFrey

CurrencyTalon
AnimalCrow

The Technocratic Meritocracy of Bolslania is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Margaret DeFrey with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working population of 4.906 billion Bolslanians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Keygate. The average income tax rate is 81.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bolslanian economy, worth 731 trillion Talons a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 149,155 Talons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Major boxing matches are held in government buildings, people often feel unbalanced by their daily commute, monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Bolslanian citizenship in droves, and Keygate's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bolslania's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bolslania is ranked 41,880th in the world and 54th in Social Technocratic Union for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.48 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Inclusive: 7,319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,323rdMost Developed: 7,869thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,588thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,844thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,191stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,408thSmartest Citizens: 9,550thMost Influential: 9,611thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,072ndMost Cultured: 10,214thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 10,487thMost Efficient Economies: 10,617thLargest Governments: 10,680thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,804thLowest Crime Rates: 10,996thHealthiest Citizens: 11,173rdHighest Poor Incomes: 12,785thBest Weather: 13,247thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,355thHighest Average Incomes: 13,596thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,834thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,401stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,091stMost Secular: 15,554thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,280thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,890th
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Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionMost Average: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the region

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