by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,528th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,275th Most Devout: 5,251st
The Rogue Nation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The Syndicate decides who lives and who dies.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Biggles Syndicate

Population5.767 billion

CapitalFission City
LeaderDirk Valence


The Rogue Nation of The Biggles Syndicate is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Dirk Valence with a fair hand, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, triple-decker prams, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 5.767 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 76.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Biggles Syndicatean economy, worth 644 trillion Biggies a year, is 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 111,745 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 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 146,394th in the world and 945th in 10000 Islands for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 50.85 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Influential: 1,528thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,275thMost Devout: 5,251stSafest: 6,858thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,671stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,039thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,135thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,243rdBest Weather: 10,489thHealthiest Citizens: 10,764thLowest Crime Rates: 11,647thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,679thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,781stMost Cultured: 11,926thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,788thMost Developed: 13,462ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,490thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,501stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,267thMost Stationary: 14,438thSmartest Citizens: 15,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,584thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,930th
Most Devout: 53rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 110th in the region

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