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Most Valuable International Artwork: 527thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,161stLargest Retail Industry: 7,723rd
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Glory to Byzkorda!
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Shoeshiner
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
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Byzkorda

Population4.243 billion

Currencydollar
Animalunicorn

The Republic of Byzkorda is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates, suspicion of poets, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.243 billion Byzkordans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Byzkordan economy, worth 478 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 112,786 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 573,070 per year while the poor average 12,282, a ratio of 46.7 to 1.

Radio stations offer prizes to callers who can guess this month's most endangered species, ex-royals are being greeted by a whole new set of gestures, mechanics are often exhausted by their work, and the nation has an international reputation for compassion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Byzkorda's national animal is the unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Byzkorda is ranked 29,543rd in the world and 1,549th in Balder for Largest Governments, scoring 22.49 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 527thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5,161stLargest Retail Industry: 7,723rdLargest Black Market: 9,991stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,395thMost Avoided: 11,520thTop
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Most Secular: 14,211thLargest Mining Sector: 14,256thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,349thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,647thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,720thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,633rdMost Advanced Public Education: 20,806thMost Developed: 20,959thMost Corrupt Governments: 22,719thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,768th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 281st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 366th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 369th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 478th in the regionMost Influential: 514th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 559th in the regionMost Avoided: 573rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 609th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 630th in the regionMost Stationary: 665th in the regionMost Secular: 684th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, mechanics are often exhausted by their work.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, ex-royals are being greeted by a whole new set of gestures.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, radio stations offer prizes to callers who can guess this month's most endangered species.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Byzkordans.
  • : Byzkorda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Most Avoided and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, a serf by any other name works just as hard.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, the nation has dismantled its entire WMD arsenal.
  • : Following new legislation in Byzkorda, the suicide rate mysteriously skyrockets during census years.

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