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The Republic of Bandorion

“Never Walk Backward”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Bandorion

Population7.33 billion

CurrencyMiriel
AnimalCapybara

The Republic of Bandorion is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.33 billion Bandorionians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bandorionian economy, worth 742 trillion Miriels a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 101,347 Miriels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, and stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bandorion's national animal is the Capybara, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bandorion is ranked 12,854th in the world and 314th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 81.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,485thTop
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Most Influential: 2,093rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,923rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,322ndTop
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Best Weather: 7,552ndNudest: 7,668thSafest: 7,766thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,028thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,576thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,972ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,035thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,369thMost Pacifist: 10,479thMost Stationary: 10,556thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,709thMost Cultured: 10,903rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,529thMost Inclusive: 11,863rdMost Developed: 11,869thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,615thMost Politically Free: 12,854thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,024thSmartest Citizens: 14,159thHighest Drug Use: 14,521stHighest Poor Incomes: 14,747thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,792nd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 168th in the regionNudest: 186th in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 204th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 208th in the regionMost Stationary: 210th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 225th in the regionBest Weather: 247th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 255th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 273rd in the regionSafest: 276th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 304th in the regionMost Cultured: 310th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 313th in the regionMost Politically Free: 314th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 316th in the regionLargest Populations: 318th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 328th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 334th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 352nd in the regionMost Developed: 362nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 371st in the regionMost Pacifist: 402nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 402nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 411th in the regionMost Inclusive: 422nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 425th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 435th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 493rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 511th in the regionLargest Governments: 515th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 576th in the region

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