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Nicest Citizens: 270th Most Compassionate Citizens: 278th Most Pacifist: 287th
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Borq

Population16.453 billion

CapitalVosarb
Leaderthe Council of Four

Currencydiamond coin
AnimalBorqian Warmblood

The Commune of Borq is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Council of Four with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.453 billion comrades hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — prioritizes Education, although Environment, Public Transport, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vosarb. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Borqian economy, worth a remarkable 1,283 trillion diamond coins a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. Average income is 78,012 diamond coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism, and business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Borq's national animal is the Borqian Warmblood, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Borq is ranked 26,338th in the world and 88th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 96.56 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Nicest Citizens: 270thMost Compassionate Citizens: 278thMost Pacifist: 287thMost Cheerful Citizens: 387thHealthiest Citizens: 581stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 594thBest Weather: 713thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,032ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,203rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,286thMost Cultured: 1,434thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,660thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1,866thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,916thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,062ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,264thSmartest Citizens: 2,621stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,495thLowest Crime Rates: 3,663rdMost Inclusive: 4,031stSafest: 4,050thMost Developed: 5,032ndMost Stationary: 5,901stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,336thLargest Populations: 7,557thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,261stTop
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Nudest: 8,900thHighest Economic Output: 10,345thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,102ndMost Secular: 15,169thMost Influential: 15,630th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 24th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 29th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionNudest: 31st in the regionMost Inclusive: 32nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Borq, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions.
  • : Following new legislation in Borq, economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism.
  • : Following new legislation in Borq, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in Borq, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Borq was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Borq, Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned.
  • : Following new legislation in Borq, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Borq, children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Borq, the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby The Council Of Four Pics" has made the Council of Four's mom a celebrity.
  • : Following new legislation in Borq, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass.

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