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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 612thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,060thMost Pacifist: 1,158th
The Most Serene Eco-Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Knowledge, Nature, Peace, and Order make a Golden Age
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Middle Barael

Population4.507 billion

LeaderKing Solomon and PM Marc Nuya
FaithOmnism and Pluralism


The Most Serene Eco-Republic of Middle Barael is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Solomon and PM Marc Nuya with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, lack of airports, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.507 billion Baraelim 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scania. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The all-consuming Middle Baraelan economy, worth 550 trillion Shenars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 122,053 Shenars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, and private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Middle Barael's national animal is the Puma, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Omnism and Pluralism.

Middle Barael is ranked 77,627th in the world and 90th in Forest for Most Extreme, scoring 25.15 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 612thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,060thMost Pacifist: 1,158thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,254thMost Influential: 1,282ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,389thNicest Citizens: 1,408thBest Weather: 1,477thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,505thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,518thSafest: 1,670thMost Inclusive: 1,827thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,963rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,172ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,341stHighest Food Quality: 2,522ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,785thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,808thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,122ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,192ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,610thLargest Governments: 4,751stMost Cultured: 5,757thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,787thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,301stSmartest Citizens: 6,615thMost Developed: 8,914thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,843rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,696thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,921stMost Income Equality: 16,275thMost Secular: 22,372ndHighest Average Incomes: 25,184th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 24th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionNicest Citizens: 28th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionMost Inclusive: 28th in the regionSafest: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 35th in the region

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