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Most Influential: 1,058th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,269th Most Devout: 5,452nd
The Rogue Nation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The Syndicate decides who lives and who dies.
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Squire
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Biggles Syndicate

Population7.429 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, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 7.429 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 77.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Biggles Syndicatean economy, worth 829 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 111,668 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 65,036th in the world and 492nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 2,234.78 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,269thMost Devout: 5,452ndSafest: 6,541stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,826thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 9,039thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,230thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,360thBest Weather: 9,657thHealthiest Citizens: 10,708thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,858thMost Stationary: 10,909thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,982ndMost Cultured: 11,212thLowest Crime Rates: 11,497thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,017thMost Developed: 12,306thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,431stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,054thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,168thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,281stSmartest Citizens: 14,530thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,990thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,310thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,432ndLargest Governments: 16,903rdLargest Welfare Programs: 16,969th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionMost Influential: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 106th in the regionMost Stationary: 111th in the region

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