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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,943rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,480thMost Influential: 5,419th
The Telephone Booth of
New York Times Democracy
Morning Tea, Evening Tea, Any Kind of Tea
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Bedford Initiative

Population651 million

CapitalLondon

CurrencyTelephone Booth Coins
AnimalCup of Tea

The Telephone Booth of The Bedford Initiative is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 651 million Englishpeople enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. The average income tax rate is 29.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient English economy, worth 69.1 trillion Telephone Booth Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 106,189 Telephone Booth Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Main battle tanks stalk the woods of The Bedford Initiative in search of Cups of Tea, footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, and the government has cut its subsidies for all special interest groups. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Bedford Initiative's national animal is the Cup of Tea, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Bedford Initiative is ranked 155,948th in the world and 5,382nd in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 13.61 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,943rdTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,480thMost Influential: 5,419thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,432ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,405thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,948thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,407thMost Developed: 17,692ndLargest Publishing Industry: 19,626thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,836thMost Efficient Economies: 22,275thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,806thMost Cultured: 22,879th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 142nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 222nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 236th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 333rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 419th in the regionMost Developed: 537th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 546th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 547th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 580th in the regionRudest Citizens: 587th in the regionMost Cultured: 645th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 684th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 712th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 724th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 729th in the region

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