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Most Influential: 1,420th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,489th Most Devout: 5,461st
The Rogue Nation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The Syndicate decides who lives and who dies.
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Biggles Syndicate

Population6.3 billion

CapitalFission City
LeaderDirk Valence
FaithPresbyterianism

CurrencyBiggie
AnimalParrot

The Rogue Nation of The Biggles Syndicate is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dirk Valence with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 6.3 billion Syndicaters love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fission City. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Biggles Syndicatean economy, worth 705 trillion Biggies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 112,014 Biggies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

CSI Forest is this year's hit new crime show, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law, body doubles and armed bodyguards escort witnesses to and from courtrooms, and lending money has become a major liability. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Biggles Syndicate's national animal is the Parrot, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Presbyterianism.

The Biggles Syndicate is ranked 26,876th in the world and 215th in 10000 Islands for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 4,482.93 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Influential: 1,420thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,489thMost Devout: 5,461stSafest: 6,851stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,817thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,969thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,226thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,075thBest Weather: 10,377thHealthiest Citizens: 10,959thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,589thLowest Crime Rates: 11,691stLongest Average Lifespans: 11,712thMost Cultured: 11,849thMost Stationary: 12,594thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,673rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,312thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,694thMost Developed: 13,791stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,732ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,244thSmartest Citizens: 15,245thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,865thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,242ndHighest Poor Incomes: 16,488thLargest Governments: 17,527th
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Most Devout: 46th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd in the regionMost Influential: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 110th in the region

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