by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 17,490thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,587thMost Politically Free: 22,968th
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Population1.083 billion


The Goat of Bucardo is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.083 billion Bucardoans 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 55.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Bucardoan economy, worth 28.2 trillion kronor a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 26,019 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, all tariffs have been abolished, and the fire protection service is wholly government-funded. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bucardo's national animal is the ibex, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bucardo is ranked 90,099th in the world and 1st in Pyrenean Ibex for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 0.28 Bank.

Most Rebellious Youth: 17,490thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,587thMost Politically Free: 22,968th

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