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The Lake Superior Wreck of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
But the gales of November remembered
Jed Bartlet
Foreign Affairs Minister
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Bigtopia

Population2.426 billion

LeaderJed Bartlet
FaithThe Pursuit of Happiness


The Lake Superior Wreck of The Bigtopia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Jed Bartlet with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, anti-smoking policies, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.426 billion Bigtopians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snowmouth. The average income tax rate is 76.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Bigtopian economy, worth 86.1 trillion Galleons a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 35,507 Galleons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

There are no bananas today in The Bigtopia, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, and people are bored of easy crossword puzzles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Bigtopia's national animal is the Endbringer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Pursuit of Happiness.

The Bigtopia is ranked 14,132nd in the world and 41st in Thaecia for Safest, scoring 116.42 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,153rdMost Influential: 2,855thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,014thBest Weather: 5,939thMost Pacifist: 6,961stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,762ndMost Devout: 8,722ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,064thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,387thHealthiest Citizens: 13,781stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,905thSafest: 14,132ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,022ndNicest Citizens: 15,820thLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,461stHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,676thMost Inclusive: 19,000thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,306thMost Cultured: 20,667th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 18th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the region

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