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The Once and Future Delegate of
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Budgie Snugglers

Population8.044 billion

LeaderNakari

Currencysnuggle
Animalbudgie

The Once and Future Delegate of Budgie Snugglers is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Nakari with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, ban on automobiles, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 8.044 billion Budgie Snugglers are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 71.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The budgie-smuggling economy, worth 404 trillion snuggles 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, highly specialized black market in Furniture Restoration, Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. 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 50,250 snuggles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer, male politicians lose their jobs for staring too long at their female counterparts, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, and pedants defending Nakari observe that psychopaths and sociopaths aren't exactly the same thing. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Budgie Snugglers's national animal is the budgie, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Budgie Snugglers is ranked 98,008th in the world and 2,268th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,065.62 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Influential: 4,358thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,299thTop
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Most Pacifist: 16,081stLargest Black Market: 16,455thBest Weather: 16,570thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,901stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,225thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,334thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,834thMost Inclusive: 22,317thLargest Welfare Programs: 27,003rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 27,253rd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 77th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 212th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 356th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 366th in the regionMost Pacifist: 384th in the regionBest Weather: 394th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 452nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 469th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 492nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 493rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 568th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 596th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 649th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 653rd in the region

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