by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 435th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,682nd Rudest Citizens: 1,892nd
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Union and Progress
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population4.229 billion



The Republic of Bugduz is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Bağdüzlü with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, infamous sell-swords, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.229 billion Bugduzlus have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merkez. The average income tax rate is 29.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Bugduzian economy, worth 710 trillion Kaimes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 167,940 Kaimes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, genocide is seen as a topic best avoided in history lessons, and where there's a will there is usually a password manager. Crime is almost non-existent. Bugduz's national animal is the Cakır, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Laiklik.

Bugduz is ranked 35,355th in the world and 2,133rd in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 3,348.1 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Secular: 435thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,682ndRudest Citizens: 1,892ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,150thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,653rdMost Influential: 3,010thLargest Retail Industry: 4,574thLargest Black Market: 4,638thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,041stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,362ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,300thMost Efficient Economies: 7,518thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,811thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 9,260thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,662ndMost Developed: 10,912thSmartest Citizens: 11,331stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,610thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,711thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,922ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,684thMost Armed: 12,978thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,241st
Most Secular: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 56th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 85th in the regionRudest Citizens: 96th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 97th in the regionLargest Black Market: 128th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 216th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 241st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 257th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 288th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 309th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 324th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 344th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 345th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 435th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 440th in the regionMost Armed: 457th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 511th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 537th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 615th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 627th in the regionNudest: 631st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 633rd in the regionMost Developed: 640th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 642nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 675th in the regionMost Influential: 831st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 837th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 839th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 889th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 937th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bugduz's influence in The North Pacific fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Bugduz, where there's a will there is usually a password manager.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugduz, genocide is seen as a topic best avoided in history lessons.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugduz, young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugduz, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugduz, nose plugs are the latest Bugduzian fashion accessory.
  • : Bugduz was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugduz, academics are questioning the quality of the nation's newly-reprinted science textbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugduz, NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests.
  • : Bugduz was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".


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