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Most Stationary: 6,876th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,884th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,206th
The His Majesty's Colony of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Eendracht maeckt Macht maeckt Vrijheyt
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Average

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The Batavian Islands

Population9.765 billion

CapitalNieuw-Vreedtwijck
LeaderKing Jozef III of the Herrebrugh Islands
Faiththe Netherdutch Batavian Reformed Church

Currencyguilder
Animalelephant

The His Majesty's Colony of The Batavian Islands is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by King Jozef III of the Herrebrugh Islands with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 9.765 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nieuw-Vreedtwijck. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 19.1%.

The thriving Batavian economy, worth 699 trillion guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 71,583 guilders, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 225,626 per year while the poor average 17,361, a ratio of 13.0 to 1.

The Batavian Islands's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of The Batavian Islands's historical leaders at Mount Rushless, and prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Batavian Islands's national animal is the elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Netherdutch Batavian Reformed Church.

The Batavian Islands is ranked 44,506th in the world and 129th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 85.25 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Stationary: 6,876thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,884thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,206thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,871st
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Average: 17th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 24th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 32nd in the region

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