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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,177thMost Influential: 2,708thMost Devout: 3,110th
The United Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Concordia, pax, libertas
Arno Tyranic
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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New Bradenia Ghost

Population8.644 billion

CapitalNew Glasgow
LeaderArno Tyranic
FaithSecularism

CurrencyBradenian Dollar
AnimalOld Moose

The United Commonwealth of New Bradenia Ghost is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Arno Tyranic with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, unlimited-speed roads, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 8.644 billion New Bradenia Ghostians 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 Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Glasgow. The average income tax rate is 84.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Bradenia Ghostian economy, worth a remarkable 1,362 trillion Bradenian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 157,574 Bradenian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, Arno Tyranic's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, and sports fans complain that cricket tests now last an unbearable ten days. 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 Secularism.

New Bradenia Ghost is ranked 7,560th in the world and 144th in The East Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 34,750.14 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,177thTop
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Most Influential: 2,708thMost Devout: 3,110thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,833rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,743rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,286thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,560thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,733rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,129thBest Weather: 8,278thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,313thMost Efficient Economies: 8,449thHealthiest Citizens: 8,471stMost Developed: 8,706thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,135thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,552ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,073rdLargest Black Market: 10,082ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,510thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,727thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,324thLargest Governments: 11,541stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,756thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,012thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,307thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,772ndTop
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Smartest Citizens: 13,477thHighest Average Incomes: 13,643rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,693rdHighest Economic Output: 15,007thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,752ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,852ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,937thMost Stationary: 16,722ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,266thMost Inclusive: 19,858thHighest Food Quality: 19,901stNicest Citizens: 20,073rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,678th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58th in the regionMost Devout: 63rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 135th in the regionMost Influential: 140th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 142nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 144th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 153rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 163rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 167th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 168th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 181st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 197th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 221st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 240th in the regionBest Weather: 242nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 255th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 265th in the regionMost Developed: 274th in the regionMost Stationary: 282nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 294th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 303rd in the regionLargest Governments: 317th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 318th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 319th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 329th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 350th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 350th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 354th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 387th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 399th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 446th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 466th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 467th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 488th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 497th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 505th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 514th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 548th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 614th in the regionMost Patriotic: 645th in the regionMost Inclusive: 654th in the regionNicest Citizens: 667th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 777th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 800th in the region

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