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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,117thMost Influential: 2,695thMost Devout: 3,115th
The United Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
Concordia, pax, libertas
Arno Tyranic
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Civil Rights
Average
Economy
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New Bradenia Ghost

Population8.6 billion

CapitalNew Glasgow
LeaderArno Tyranic
FaithSecular State

CurrencyBradenian Dollar
AnimalOld Moose

The United Commonwealth of New Bradenia Ghost is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Arno Tyranic with an even hand, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 8.6 billion New Bradenia Ghostians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Glasgow. The average income tax rate is 82.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Bradenia Ghostian economy, worth a remarkable 1,366 trillion Bradenian Dollars a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 158,945 Bradenian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's beloved 'good-natured doormat' is inundated by begging letters, government police forces protect public schools from the threat of protest, children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants, and the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Bradenia Ghost's national animal is the Old Moose, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Secular State.

New Bradenia Ghost is ranked 253,235th in the world and 9,788th in The East Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -27 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,117thTop
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Most Influential: 2,695thMost Devout: 3,115thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,588thLowest Crime Rates: 6,250thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,863rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,153rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,549thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,065thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,087thLargest Black Market: 8,554thHealthiest Citizens: 8,812thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,894thMost Efficient Economies: 9,147thMost Developed: 9,170thBest Weather: 9,307thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,512thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,953rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,044thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,285thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,307thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,487thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,628thLargest Governments: 12,069thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,826thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,088thHighest Average Incomes: 13,287thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,539thSmartest Citizens: 14,410thHighest Economic Output: 14,922ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,418thMost Stationary: 16,764thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,708thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,819thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,363rdLargest Welfare Programs: 19,457thNicest Citizens: 21,690thHighest Food Quality: 25,003rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,687th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 53rd in the regionMost Devout: 61st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 120th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 134th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 135th in the regionMost Influential: 141st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 165th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 166th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 179th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 179th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 183rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 231st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 237th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 263rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 277th in the regionBest Weather: 278th in the regionMost Stationary: 283rd in the regionMost Developed: 292nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 311th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 311th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 324th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 339th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 339th in the regionLargest Governments: 342nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 361st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 376th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 379th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 388th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 417th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 448th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 485th in the regionLargest Populations: 490th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 499th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 506th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 507th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 510th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 582nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 612th in the regionNicest Citizens: 730th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 774th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 803rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 922nd in the region

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