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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,658thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,878thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,138th
The In-Between Land of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Bang!
Jeramie Brasieri
Influence
Superpower
His Royal Majesty The King Of In-Between
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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Bugnarak

Population851 million

LeaderJeramie Brasieri

CurrencyGold
AnimalSpider

The In-Between Land of Bugnarak is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Jeramie Brasieri with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 851 million Bugnarakians 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, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 82.1%.

The thriving Bugnarakian economy, worth 78.7 trillion Golds 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, 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 92,470 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Bugnarakians's kindness, for some reason the census focuses on daily banana ingestion and hourly quip rate, factories place endangered birds in their rafters in pursuit of government protections, and getting milk from the local corner store no longer requires donning advanced hiking gear. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bugnarak's national animal is the Spider, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bugnarak is ranked 268,314th in the world and 4th in Grand Avalon for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 33.44 Whatever.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,658thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,878thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,138thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 16,833rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,644thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,514thMost Inclusive: 22,683rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,934thNicest Citizens: 23,444thHighest Food Quality: 24,316thMost Advanced Public Education: 25,085thMost Patriotic: 25,739thSafest: 26,207thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26,545thLargest Governments: 27,145thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,671stMost Cultured: 27,715th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bugnarak was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Bugnarak published "Provisional Constitution of Grand Avalon" (Meta: Gameplay).
  • : Following new legislation in Bugnarak, getting milk from the local corner store no longer requires donning advanced hiking gear.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugnarak, factories place endangered birds in their rafters in pursuit of government protections.
  • : Bugnarak's influence in Grand Avalon fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • : Following new legislation in Bugnarak, for some reason the census focuses on daily banana ingestion and hourly quip rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugnarak, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Bugnarakians's kindness.
  • : Bugnarak's influence in Grand Avalon fell from "Hermit" to "Dominator".
  • : Following new legislation in Bugnarak, Spiders have more rights than the average citizen.
  • : Following new legislation in Bugnarak, Jeramie Brasieri's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week.

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