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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,219thHighest Drug Use: 1,254thMost Politically Free: 1,550th
The 016 Office of
Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.762 billion

CapitalUniversity Office
LeaderDean Cadmius Antioak Disignotus
FaithTheory of Knowledge

AnimalNon-Intelligent-Sentient Beings

The 016 Office of BrightBayUniversity is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Dean Cadmius Antioak Disignotus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.762 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 82.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient BrightBayUniversityian economy, worth 685 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 118,938 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 183,007th in the world and 852nd in The Communist Bloc for Best Weather, with 97 meters of sunlight.

Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,219thHighest Drug Use: 1,254thMost Politically Free: 1,550thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,660thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,408thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,922ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,980thNicest Citizens: 6,185thMost Inclusive: 6,460thLargest Black Market: 7,802ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,158thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,951stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,252ndNudest: 9,269thMost Income Equality: 9,570thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,575thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,017thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,462ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,511thHighest Food Quality: 10,717thTop
Most Developed: 12,879thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,493rdMost Influential: 13,512thMost Cultured: 13,541stSmartest Citizens: 14,035thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,158thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,542ndLargest Publishing Industry: 16,058thMost Extreme: 17,223rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,294thMost Pacifist: 18,741stLargest Governments: 19,299thMost Efficient Economies: 19,358thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20,267thMost Stationary: 20,512thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,664thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,118thHighest Average Incomes: 24,251st
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 54th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 59th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 95th in the region

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