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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,232ndHighest Drug Use: 1,265thMost Politically Free: 1,580th
The Anti-Sadist Institution of
Left-wing Utopia
If one is not puzzled, one becomes a replica of others.
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Population2.534 billion

CapitalUniversity Office
LeaderDean Cadmius Antioak Disignotus
FaithTheory of Knowledge

AnimalNon-Intelligent-Sentient Beings

The Anti-Sadist Institution of BrightBayUniversity is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Dean Cadmius Antioak Disignotus with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.534 billion Professionals are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of University Office. The average income tax rate is 81.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient BrightBayUniversityian economy, worth 301 trillion Books 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, 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 impressive 119,142 Books, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation", the government has certified several glow-in-the-dark athletes as drug free, hay has been added to school cafeteria menus, and a valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales'. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. BrightBayUniversity's national animal is the Non-Intelligent-Sentient Beings, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Theory of Knowledge.

BrightBayUniversity is ranked 173,190th in the world and 567th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -11.75 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,232ndHighest Drug Use: 1,265thMost Politically Free: 1,580thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,704thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,354thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,433rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,617thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,131stNicest Citizens: 5,395thMost Inclusive: 5,463rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,000thNudest: 7,124thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,398thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,558thMost Income Equality: 8,203rdMost Extreme: 8,286thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,367thLargest Black Market: 9,047thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,403rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,644thMost Developed: 11,762ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,031stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,248thMost Cultured: 12,913thSmartest Citizens: 13,093rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,965thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,433rdMost Influential: 14,439thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,012thMost Efficient Economies: 16,628thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,095thHighest Crime Rates: 17,190thMost Pacifist: 17,216thLargest Governments: 17,629th
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionNudest: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 35th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 38th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 42nd in the region

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