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Largest Information Technology Sector: 167th Most Secular: 202nd Most Advanced Public Education: 510th
The White Dragon Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Non Dii, Non Reges, Non Dominum!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population7.497 billion

CapitalPrince Hendrik
LeaderThe Village Idiot


The White Dragon Republic of Brunssum is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Village Idiot with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.497 billion Brunssumians 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, socially-minded, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Industry, Administration, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Prince Hendrik. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Brunssumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,660 trillion Bitcoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an amazing 221,493 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, Brunssum is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, the nation has an international reputation for compassion, and it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Brunssum. Crime is totally unknown. Brunssum's national animal is the Furby, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pastafarianism.

Brunssum is ranked 895th in the world and 40th in The North Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 92.1 Workforce Participation Rate.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 167thMost Secular: 202ndMost Advanced Public Education: 510thMost Scientifically Advanced: 599thMost Inclusive: 741stSmartest Citizens: 891stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 895thLeast Corrupt Governments: 936thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,078thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,152ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,197thMost Developed: 1,342ndTop
Most Cultured: 1,570thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,611thLargest Governments: 1,839thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,902ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,954thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,566thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,572ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,633rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,259thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,375thNicest Citizens: 3,785thSafest: 3,901stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,159thHighest Average Incomes: 4,160thRudest Citizens: 4,340thNudest: 4,551stMost Pacifist: 5,040thMost Efficient Economies: 5,435thMost Politically Free: 6,244thHealthiest Citizens: 6,690thHighest Economic Output: 7,385thHighest Drug Use: 7,444thTop
Most Income Equality: 9,396thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,203rdLowest Crime Rates: 14,673rd
Most Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 46th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 48th in the regionMost Inclusive: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 53rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 74th in the regionMost Cultured: 75th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 82nd in the regionMost Developed: 82nd in the regionLargest Governments: 95th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 96th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 103rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 121st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 138th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 145th in the regionNudest: 166th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 184th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 195th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 195th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 200th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 201st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 204th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 212th in the regionSafest: 226th in the regionNicest Citizens: 230th in the regionRudest Citizens: 267th in the regionMost Pacifist: 302nd in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 383rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 471st in the regionMost Income Equality: 492nd in the regionLargest Populations: 524th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Brunssum, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Brunssum.
  • : Following new legislation in Brunssum, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Brunssum, Brunssum is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Brunssum was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Brunssum, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Brunssum, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Brunssum, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in The Village Idiot's bedroom.
  • : Brunssum was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Brunssum, it is common to see Maxémon Trainer listed on Brunssumian resumés.
  • : Following new legislation in Brunssum, hackers post hourly updates on international summits.


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