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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 993rdMost Influential: 2,029thSafest: 7,715th
The Principality of
Democratic Socialists
We Will Endure
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Burback

Population3.181 billion

CapitalBinghamton

Currencydollar
Animalfalcon

The Principality of Burback is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its public floggings, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 3.181 billion Burbackians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Binghamton. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Burbackian economy, worth 261 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 82,354 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, and the government recently donated a surfboard to an impoverished family in a landlocked region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Burback's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Burback is ranked 236,366th in the world and 5,002nd in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -8.32 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 993rdMost Influential: 2,029thTop
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Safest: 7,715thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,591stMost Pacifist: 8,595thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,235thNicest Citizens: 9,538thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,468thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,550thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,764thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,531stBest Weather: 13,727thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,125thMost Inclusive: 14,600thHighest Food Quality: 15,008thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,151stMost Beautiful Environments: 15,187thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,350thHealthiest Citizens: 17,309thMost Cultured: 18,408thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,867thMost Developed: 20,454thMost Subsidized Industry: 27,446th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 371st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 378th in the regionSafest: 383rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 408th in the regionMost Pacifist: 413th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 423rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 470th in the regionNicest Citizens: 479th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 487th in the regionMost Influential: 490th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 541st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 568th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Burback, the government recently donated a surfboard to an impoverished family in a landlocked region.
  • : Following new legislation in Burback, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed.
  • : Following new legislation in Burback, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Burback, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.
  • : Burback was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Russian Brotherhood.
  • : Burback was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Burback was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Burback, charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial.
  • : Following new legislation in Burback, companies have begun running campaigns to stop people from remembering their brand name.
  • : Burback was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 147 » Ethnon, Varisland, Anampintopia, Petronellania, Corfad, Shibutani, Pallaith, Attempted Socialism, New Atlantico, Laurendon, Aerilia, Leidmark, Jeltronian WA Mission, Ayuzhhhhh, Great Bights Mum, South Parter, PlanetMercury, Arostica, Lemonbiscuits, Kwaj, Germanic Cat, Bagojo, Kainin, Oannia, North Bratislava, Castle In Confidence, Love Shack, Armonker, Ham Federation, Valentine Z, Zandos, Koda-Land, Pradovnia, Valiacorkit, Republiqueducroissant, Omnistria, Alogiada, Ereena, Nouvel Empire, Zerentopia, CyberEgypt, Bardopia, Darkanistan, Bedsonya, Rex Republic, Frokolia, Workers Republic of Prestes Order, Esperonia, Western Vapia, Transitional Global Authority, and 97 others.Polynesian Marxist Commonwealth, Former English Colony, Nationeer, Karazan, Laforeia, Blyskalia, Felpolandia, Russila, United Kahndaq, Neo Colorado, Solmetria, Jurador, Notyoutopia, Dreadton, Texaska, New Cordyceps, Zelenaya Dolina, Vexilia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Bodhisva, PotatoFarmers, Alsion, Mystiquelle, Marlducro, Altivia, Aoncarpa, Eurocom, Soviet Terran, South Baba, The New Oceanic States, Necromonia, Siwale, Chipoli, Unterlander, Panama Coalition, Greater Portugaliza, Kranostav, Northern-Kempia, Eralan, Perikuresu, Malta Comino Gozo, Joevala, Ubeland, Jenha, Fragrancia, New Lakemba, Yaorozu, Suvarnavarta, Ishtimbine, Walter Jackson, Northern Tatria, Rionion, Maxiverse, North Batica, The Sinclarian Provinces, Salish-Cascadia, Tugupaw, Davidianian, The Rhein States, The Silver Vale, Misdainana, Zyropia, Flegetonte, Chukstik Illahi, PwRepublic, Frieszia, U S Eh, Regallio, Vesuva, Tragesch Firwat, Arucaria, Sikol, The Zheng Dynasty, Simone Republic, Unsophisticate, The Devskian Revolutionary Republic, Wolffoxia, Stal Valley, United States of Medford, Hikki, Old Emporia, Northern Zorbrasnka, Atrito, Juba, Sechiole, Vendonesam, Confederacy of North America, Ardok, Royaume des loups, Tiodann, Inclement Space, Singaporen Empire, Sil Dorsett, Great Ignesia, Zecit, Comfed, and Russian Brotherhood.

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