by Max Barry

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The Bruce was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 125
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19thLargest Populations: 34th
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The Bruce

Population39.625 billion

Leaderthe Grande Elector
FaithPastafarian Flying Spaghetti Monster

AnimalRampant Surly Badger

The Green and Pleasant Dominion of The Bruce is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Grande Elector with a fair hand, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 39.625 billion Electors enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gemini. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Brucean economy, worth an astonishing 14,491 trillion Kopins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 365,704 Kopins, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure', translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, and any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Bruce's national animal is the Rampant Surly Badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pastafarian Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The Bruce is ranked 937th in the world and 2nd in Wysteria for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 552.22 Bank.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19thLargest Populations: 34thLargest Publishing Industry: 38thMost Efficient Economies: 116thHighest Economic Output: 191stMost Rebellious Youth: 220thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 327thMost Secular: 357thHighest Disposable Incomes: 357thSmartest Citizens: 413thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 555thMost Scientifically Advanced: 784thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 874thMost Valuable International Artwork: 937thHighest Crime Rates: 991stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,019thMost Cultured: 1,046thHighest Average Incomes: 1,080thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,118thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,129thHealthiest Citizens: 1,145thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,160thMost Developed: 1,187thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,446thBest Weather: 1,517thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,016thMost Armed: 2,049thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,420thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,429thRudest Citizens: 2,576thLargest Governments: 3,617thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,841stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,852ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,942ndMost Influential: 6,452ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,839thLargest Black Market: 10,175thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18,512thMost Inclusive: 20,100thMost Politically Free: 20,870thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,923rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the region

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