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Most Primitive: 2,059thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,192ndMost Rebellious Youth: 11,389th
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Population2.659 billion


The 🐻🐻 Big Bad Bear-Boi 🐻🐻 of Ursidae is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, devout population of 2.659 billion Ursidaeans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, with Environment, Education, and Welfare also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Ursidaean economy, worth 123 trillion Salmon a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 46,258 Salmon, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days, unemployed mercenaries drift the country looking for new careers, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads, and there's a mortuary next to every Ursidaean restaurant. Crime is totally unknown. Ursidae's national animal is the Human, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ursidae is ranked 162,123rd in the world and 4,247th in the Rejected Realms for Most Politically Free, scoring 39.81 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Primitive: 2,059thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,192ndMost Rebellious Youth: 11,389thTop
Most Cultured: 16,159thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,547thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,747thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,203rdLargest Black Market: 20,206thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,484thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,607thBest Weather: 21,746th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 107th in the regionMost Primitive: 178th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 242nd in the regionMost Cultured: 328th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 380th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 407th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 456th in the regionBest Weather: 461st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 517th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 572nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 646th in the region

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