by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 181stBest Weather: 279thMost Beautiful Environments: 350th
The Balkan Paradise of
New York Times Democracy
Bite like a bumblebee, sting like a staffy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population6.43 billion

LeaderQueen Bee


The Balkan Paradise of Bumblegaria is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Bee with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 6.43 billion Bumblegarians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bumdon. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Bumblegarian economy, worth 844 trillion Staffinkies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 131,336 Staffinkies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, and Bumblegarians are fixin' ta comma any way they wanna. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bumblegaria's national animal is the Bumblebee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is unimportant.

Bumblegaria is ranked 7,255th in the world and 218th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 107.89 quips per hour.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 181stBest Weather: 279thMost Beautiful Environments: 350thMost Inclusive: 626thSafest: 776thHighest Food Quality: 804thMost Secular: 1,028thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,093rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,159thMost Pacifist: 1,175thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,285thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,434thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,455thNicest Citizens: 1,828thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,848thMost Influential: 1,888thMost Cultured: 2,142ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,238thHealthiest Citizens: 2,268thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,462ndTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,838thLowest Crime Rates: 2,964thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,048thMost Developed: 3,677thLargest Governments: 3,852ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,123rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,598thSmartest Citizens: 7,255thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,777thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 13,095thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,258thMost Efficient Economies: 14,353rdHighest Average Incomes: 21,213thMost Stationary: 22,262nd
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 26th in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 30th in the regionMost Pacifist: 35th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 39th in the regionMost Secular: 40th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 49th in the regionNicest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionMost Cultured: 61st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 68th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 76th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 92nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 96th in the regionLargest Governments: 100th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 137th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 164th in the regionMost Influential: 180th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 209th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 218th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 261st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 374th in the regionMost Stationary: 390th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 402nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 427th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 429th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 540th in the regionLargest Populations: 554th in the regionNudest: 579th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 902nd in the region

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