by Max Barry

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The Bruce was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 125
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20thLargest Populations: 31st
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The Bruce

Population37.712 billion

Leaderthe Grande Elector
FaithPastafarian Flying Spaghetti Monster

AnimalRampant Surly Badger

The Green and Pleasant Dominion of The Bruce is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Grande Elector with a fair hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 37.712 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 13,791 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 24,211th in the world and 42nd in Wysteria for Most Stationary, with 637.5842794458 Days.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20thLargest Populations: 31stLargest Publishing Industry: 36thMost Efficient Economies: 96thHighest Economic Output: 183rdMost Rebellious Youth: 217thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 299thMost Secular: 303rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 349thSmartest Citizens: 350thMost Valuable International Artwork: 370thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 416thMost Scientifically Advanced: 724thHighest Crime Rates: 873rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 909thHighest Average Incomes: 948thMost Beautiful Environments: 952ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 982ndMost Cultured: 1,007thMost Developed: 1,083rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,098thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,119thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,141stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,347thBest Weather: 1,398thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,434thMost Armed: 1,768thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,221stRudest Citizens: 2,222ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,736thLargest Governments: 3,401stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,544thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,673rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,206thMost Influential: 5,495thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,923rdLargest Black Market: 7,930thTop
Most Politically Free: 13,367thNudest: 17,262ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,153rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the region

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