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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 435thMost Influential: 900thMost Pacifist: 1,335th
The Republic of
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South Baba

Population3.981 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Alden Ridgeway


The Republic of South Baba is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Alden Ridgeway with a fair hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.981 billion South Babans 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.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bocaugh. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient South Baban economy, worth 736 trillion farthings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 184,980 farthings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff, oil executives can be seen reluctantly cleaning oil-soaked birds, and satellite images show safe electoral constituencies in complete darkness. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Baba's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

South Baba is ranked 235,754th in the world and 12,192nd in The North Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.46 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 435thMost Influential: 900thMost Pacifist: 1,335thMost Inclusive: 1,493rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,587thNicest Citizens: 1,658thHighest Food Quality: 2,018thSafest: 2,282ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,341stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,529thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,703rdTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,809thBest Weather: 2,936thHealthiest Citizens: 2,979thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,113thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,175thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,480thMost Cultured: 3,572ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,647thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,686thLargest Governments: 3,795thMost Developed: 3,870thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,938thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,992ndMost Rebellious Youth: 4,123rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,515thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,662ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,816thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,976thSmartest Citizens: 5,034thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,226thLowest Crime Rates: 5,371stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,123rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,495thLargest Retail Industry: 6,929thRudest Citizens: 7,977thHighest Average Incomes: 9,073rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,333rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,536thTop
Most Secular: 14,169thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,923rdHighest Drug Use: 22,488th
Most Pacifist: 73rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 89th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 99th in the regionNicest Citizens: 104th in the regionSafest: 111th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 116th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 117th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 123rd in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 150th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 154th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 154th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 170th in the regionBest Weather: 171st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 180th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 183rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 185th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 189th in the regionMost Cultured: 191st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 192nd in the regionLargest Governments: 200th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 204th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 215th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 220th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 225th in the regionMost Developed: 229th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 239th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 241st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 250th in the regionMost Influential: 252nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 267th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 275th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 286th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 290th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 300th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 333rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 368th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 414th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 620th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 630th in the regionMost Secular: 684th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 707th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 853rd in the regionMost Stationary: 897th in the regionNudest: 1,175th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,383rd in the region

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