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Most Rebellious Youth: 473rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,346thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,355th
The Badlands Beyond The Brink of
Left-wing Utopia
We don't know.
Ernest Mann
Influence
Power
Founder
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Powerhouse
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The Bizarre

Population21.229 billion

CapitalDown Town
LeaderErnest Mann
FaithBizarrism

CurrencyTime Credit
Animalmoose

The Badlands Beyond The Brink of The Bizarre is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ernest Mann with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 21.229 billion Bizarroes are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — prioritizes Education, with Social Policy, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Down Town. The average income tax rate is 93.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Bizarrean economy, worth a remarkable 1,993 trillion Time Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 93,884 Time Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, planespotters are emigrating in droves, Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes, and the moose is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Bizarre's national animal is the moose, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bizarrism.

The Bizarre is ranked 18,346th in the world and 5th in The Illuminati for Most Developed, scoring 84.12 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 473rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,346thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,355thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,606thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,960thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,115thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,380thNicest Citizens: 2,644thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,746thHighest Crime Rates: 2,990thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,453rdMost Cultured: 4,022ndMost Pacifist: 4,541stMost Influential: 5,447thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,788thHealthiest Citizens: 5,899thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,222ndMost Stationary: 6,471stLargest Populations: 6,661stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,798thSmartest Citizens: 7,058thBest Weather: 7,596thHighest Economic Output: 8,535thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,572ndHighest Food Quality: 9,278thMost Devout: 10,166thLargest Governments: 11,514thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,166thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,766thMost Inclusive: 18,326thMost Developed: 18,346thMost Income Equality: 19,690th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the region

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