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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,915thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,892ndNicest Citizens: 5,899th
The People's Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Twirling Toward Freedom
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.164 billion

LeaderAndré Oppenheimer


The People's Republic of Bovad is a massive, genial nation, ruled by André Oppenheimer with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.164 billion Bovadians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reriatone. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bovadian economy, worth 143 trillion lire a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 122,907 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Meteorologists warn of fog just past 4pm daily, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps, and there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation. Crime is totally unknown. Bovad's national animal is the Manatee, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Bovad is ranked 16,493rd in the world and 457th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 79.12 Effective Tax Rate.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,915thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,892ndNicest Citizens: 5,899thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,039thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,409thMost Influential: 6,824thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,059thMost Inclusive: 7,725thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,806thMost Pacifist: 8,675thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,252ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,444thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,621stMost Developed: 10,878thHighest Food Quality: 11,488thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,954thSmartest Citizens: 12,653rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,876thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,885thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,946thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,013thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,453rdMost Beautiful Environments: 13,458thMost Secular: 13,624thBest Weather: 14,066thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 14,647thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,493rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,526thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,743rdLargest Governments: 18,456thMost Cultured: 18,769thHealthiest Citizens: 19,144thSafest: 21,674thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,460thHighest Average Incomes: 25,039thMost Efficient Economies: 27,579thMost Subsidized Industry: 28,134th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 96th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 111th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 150th in the region

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