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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 949th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,399th Largest Welfare Programs: 1,605th
The Bacon-Loving Hippie Commune of
Left-wing Utopia
Hot Dogs are not sandwiches
His Ascended Memeness Ken Bone
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Burlingtonland

Population4.406 billion

CapitalBurlington
LeaderHis Ascended Memeness Ken Bone

CurrencyNondescript Monetary Unit
AnimalZephyr

The Bacon-Loving Hippie Commune of Burlingtonland is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by His Ascended Memeness Ken Bone with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.406 billion Burlingtonlanders are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Burlington. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Burlingtonlandian economy, worth 658 trillion Nondescript Monetary Units a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,551 Nondescript Monetary Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, major boxing matches are held in government buildings, and it is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Burlingtonland's national animal is the Zephyr, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Burlingtonland is ranked 3,715th in the world and 189th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 131.98 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 949thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,399thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,605thNicest Citizens: 1,620thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,637thTop
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Most Influential: 1,840thMost Pacifist: 1,889thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,122ndMost Inclusive: 2,501stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,626thBest Weather: 2,760thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,768thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,893rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,907thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,086thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,300thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,459thMost Developed: 3,566thHealthiest Citizens: 3,573rdSafest: 3,715thMost Cultured: 3,990thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,133rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,221stLargest Governments: 5,091stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,280thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,520thLowest Crime Rates: 5,719thSmartest Citizens: 5,815thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,739thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,057thMost Efficient Economies: 7,146thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,489thNudest: 8,671stHighest Average Incomes: 12,621stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,724th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 80th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 81st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 90th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 120th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 124th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 132nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 148th in the regionMost Inclusive: 157th in the regionBest Weather: 160th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 168th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 170th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 186th in the regionSafest: 189th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 189th in the regionMost Cultured: 191st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 194th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 198th in the regionMost Developed: 210th in the regionLargest Governments: 229th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 257th in the regionNudest: 261st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 266th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 294th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 303rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 314th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 389th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 482nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 602nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 605th in the regionMost Influential: 643rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 669th in the regionMost Politically Free: 692nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 781st in the region

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