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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,240thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,931stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,644th
The Land of
Iron Fist Consumerists
I just came from call with the Prime Minister of China
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Borovan3

Population3.581 billion

CapitalCanterbury
LeaderAlex Chung
FaithCatholic

CurrencyDollar
Animalswan

The Land of Borovan3 is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Alex Chung with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.581 billion Borovan3ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canterbury. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.2%.

The all-consuming Borovan3ian economy, worth 428 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 119,652 Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 721,146 per year while the poor average 8,929, a ratio of 80.8 to 1.

The nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase, the act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing', and Alex Chung tells rebellious ministers to "drop and give me twenty". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Borovan3's national animal is the swan, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholic.

Borovan3 is ranked 144,428th in the world and 5,192nd in Osiris for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 80.91 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,240thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,931stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,644thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,789thMost Avoided: 4,086thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,310thLargest Retail Industry: 4,925thFattest Citizens: 5,461stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,415thLargest Mining Sector: 9,440thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,516thLargest Black Market: 10,214thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,487thMost Devout: 11,498thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,744thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,033rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,641stMost Conservative: 12,796thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,840th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 66th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 150th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 181st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 204th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 212th in the regionMost Avoided: 229th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 233rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 285th in the regionFattest Citizens: 300th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 377th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 393rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 457th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 506th in the regionMost Devout: 537th in the regionLargest Black Market: 550th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 568th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 603rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 692nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 734th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Borovan3's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Borovan3's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Borovan3's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Borovan3 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes, Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, and Largest Black Market.
  • : Borovan3 was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Borovan3 ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Borovan3's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Borovan3's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Borovan3's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Borovan3 was refounded in Balder.

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