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Highest Drug Use: 9,646th
The Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Vrijheid door Macht en Sterkte
Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Batavia

Population3.422 billion

CurrencyEuro
AnimalDragon

The Democratic Republic of The Batavia is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The democratic population of 3.422 billion Batavians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 22.5%.

The very strong Batavian economy, worth 206 trillion Euros a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 60,328 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation, children need to wear helmets and safety harnesses before mounting a carousel horse, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track, and the Navy has outraged the international community by sinking a boatload of refugees to prevent them reaching the shore. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Batavia's national animal is the Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Batavia is ranked 34,269th in the world and 7th in The Srivijayan Consortium for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 12,928.8 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Average: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the region

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