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Most Influential: 373rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,297thLargest Black Market: 1,696th
The Rogue State of
Father Knows Best State
The only problem violence can really solve is violence.
James LaRouge
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Auxiliary
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Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Bonnie Blue Republic

Population11.518 billion

CapitalGemstone Island
LeaderJames LaRouge
FaithConmunism

Currencygold piece
Animalcopperhead

The Rogue State of Bonnie Blue Republic is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by James LaRouge with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.518 billion Bonnie Blues 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 large, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gemstone Island. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bonnie Blue Republician economy, worth a remarkable 2,458 trillion gold pieces 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, 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 amazing 213,486 gold pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government's new priority is citizens' access to cat videos, the fate of the world literally rests on James LaRouge's fingers, colonial subjects have Bonnie Blue Republician culture shoved down their throats, and military chiefs are predicting extra funding in this year's budget. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bonnie Blue Republic's national animal is the copperhead, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Conmunism.

Bonnie Blue Republic is ranked 253,051st in the world and 189th in Lands End for Least Corrupt Governments, with 24.78 percentage of bribes refused.

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Most Influential: 373rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,297thLargest Black Market: 1,696thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,346thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,079thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,210thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,436thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,729thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,226thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,788thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,123rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,225thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,349thFattest Citizens: 6,851stLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,856thMost Patriotic: 7,221stHighest Economic Output: 7,436thLargest Mining Sector: 8,683rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,015thLargest Governments: 9,604thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,819thMost Developed: 10,401stMost Stationary: 10,436thMost Secular: 11,200thRudest Citizens: 11,231stMost Efficient Economies: 12,872ndTop
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Smartest Citizens: 14,388thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,449thMost Cultured: 15,571stLowest Crime Rates: 16,975thLargest Retail Industry: 17,560thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,742ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,049thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,511th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the region

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