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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,343rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,399thNicest Citizens: 3,550th
The Federal Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Freedom, Progress, Justice, Unity, Burikinia.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population5.664 billion

CapitalNew Burik City
LeaderAnto Kertajaya

AnimalAzure Dragon

The Federal Republic of Burikinia is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Anto Kertajaya with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 5.664 billion Burikinians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Burik City. The average income tax rate is 69.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Burikinian economy, worth 977 trillion Bruns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 172,652 Bruns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists call Burikinian beach towns "the fine coastline", sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes, Burikinian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, and Anto Kertajaya has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Burikinia's national animal is the Azure Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Islam.

Burikinia is ranked 158,571st in the world and 3,444th in Lazarus for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -4 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,343rdTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,399thNicest Citizens: 3,550thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,595thHealthiest Citizens: 4,886thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,127thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,392ndMost Inclusive: 5,634thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,658thMost Influential: 5,760thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,211thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,520thHighest Food Quality: 6,621stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,715thMost Developed: 7,138thSmartest Citizens: 7,475thBest Weather: 7,842ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,889thSafest: 8,715thLowest Crime Rates: 8,785thMost Pacifist: 8,912thMost Devout: 10,621stHighest Average Incomes: 10,849thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,692ndMost Cultured: 12,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,370thTop
Most Patriotic: 14,082ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,133rdLargest Governments: 15,237thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,120thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,884thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,237thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,589thHighest Economic Output: 21,990thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,203rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,650th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 111th in the regionMost Influential: 132nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 158th in the regionNicest Citizens: 169th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 208th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 224th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 258th in the regionMost Inclusive: 259th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 285th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 313th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 324th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 335th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 363rd in the regionMost Developed: 364th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 387th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 409th in the regionBest Weather: 412th in the regionMost Devout: 419th in the regionSafest: 463rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 466th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 488th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 502nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 538th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 546th in the regionMost Stationary: 608th in the regionMost Patriotic: 666th in the regionMost Cultured: 666th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 668th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Burikinia, Anto Kertajaya has declared a weed sticking through a crack in the sidewalk to be the nation's newest green space.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikinia, Burikinian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Burikinia was endorsed by The Otter-Damned Rivers of Ottokratland.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikinia, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes.
  • : Burikinia lodged a message on the Lazarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikinia, tourists call Burikinian beach towns "the fine coastline".
  • : Following new legislation in Burikinia, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikinia, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikinia, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikinia, handling people's data is proving an immersive experience.