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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 434thMost Devout: 1,160thMost Influential: 1,904th
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Greater Bahland

Population5.291 billion

LeaderPresident Andrew


The Union State of Greater Bahland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Andrew with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, ubiquitous missile silos, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 5.291 billion Bahlandians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Layshill. The average income tax rate is 38.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Bahlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,020 trillion Geld-Shards a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 192,943 Geld-Shards, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

New "Commiserations! It's An Accident!" greetings cards for expectant mothers are selling surprisingly quickly, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, and the government's new 'Crime Can Fight Itself' policy appears to be backfiring rather badly. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Greater Bahland's national animal is the lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Greater Bahland is ranked 19,211th in the world and 300th in Europe for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 286.4 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 434thMost Devout: 1,160thMost Influential: 1,904thTop
Rudest Citizens: 3,245thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,528thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,765thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,073rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,640thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,688thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,262ndMost Cultured: 7,902ndMost Patriotic: 7,938thMost Avoided: 8,032ndLargest Black Market: 8,581stMost Corrupt Governments: 9,637thHighest Average Incomes: 11,352ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,760thMost Armed: 11,891stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,960thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,762ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,773rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,224thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,110thTop
Smartest Citizens: 14,825thMost Developed: 15,139thLargest Mining Sector: 17,364thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,399thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,760thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,211thLargest Gambling Industry: 20,884thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,198thLargest Governments: 26,551st
Most Devout: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Avoided: 30th in the regionRudest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Black Market: 43rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 49th in the regionMost Patriotic: 52nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 53rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 54th in the regionMost Armed: 58th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 65th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 73rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 78th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 82nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 83rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 84th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 89th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 121st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 132nd in the region

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