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Least Corrupt Governments: 917thMost Pacifist: 1,673rdMost Influential: 1,690th
The Reformed Territories of
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Bursken

Population4.172 billion

CapitalTreskon
LeaderJonny Goldstar
FaithKadores

CurrencyStav
Animalfalcon

The Reformed Territories of Bursken is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jonny Goldstar with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.172 billion Burskonians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Treskon. The average income tax rate is 85.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Burskenian economy, worth 648 trillion Stavs a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 155,353 Stavs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores, international tensions are high as Bursken threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, and foreign leaders are advising that Jonny Goldstar's letters must have gotten lost in the mail. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bursken's national animal is the falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Kadores.

Bursken is ranked 7,280th in the world and 89th in Europeia for Smartest Citizens, with 108.84 quips per hour.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 917thMost Pacifist: 1,673rdMost Influential: 1,690thSafest: 1,752ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,954thNicest Citizens: 2,057thHealthiest Citizens: 2,312thBest Weather: 2,573rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,809thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,896thMost Inclusive: 2,900thHighest Food Quality: 3,464thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,821stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,016thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,596thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,127thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,481stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,811thMost Developed: 6,341stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,696thSmartest Citizens: 7,280thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,503rdMost Cultured: 7,888thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,907thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,849thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,111thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,378thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,632ndLargest Governments: 9,930thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,122ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,496thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,812thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,975thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 14,302ndMost Subsidized Industry: 16,211thMost Secular: 17,682nd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 26th in the regionNicest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 44th in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionBest Weather: 46th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 47th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 48th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 51st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 52nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 54th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 60th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 65th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 74th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 74th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 75th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 80th in the regionMost Developed: 82nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 84th in the regionMost Cultured: 88th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 88th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 89th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 89th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 95th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 97th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, foreign leaders are advising that Jonny Goldstar's letters must have gotten lost in the mail.
  • : Bursken endorsed The Socialist Empire of Tsiamuns Velleniouss.
  • : Bursken was endorsed by The Socialist Empire of Tsiamuns Velleniouss.
  • : Bursken lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • : Bursken lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, international tensions are high as Bursken threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens.
  • : Bursken voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Bursken lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, the government has begun breaking all large businesses into thousands of mom-and-pop general stores.
  • : Bursken voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protections During Territorial Transitions".

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