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The United States of Barabarom

“Better to step on the rock than the pebble” President Roberts

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the South Pacific

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Barabarom

Population3.338 billion

CapitalVid
LeaderPresident Roberts
FaithZeram

Currencygurem
AnimalWolf

The United States of Barabarom is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Roberts with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.338 billion Barabaromians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vid. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Barabaromian economy, worth 920 trillion gurems a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 275,860 gurems, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Biker gangs and fashionistas are converting to Violetism en masse, councils up and down the country wrangle over legal matters, it is common to still see adults with training wheels on their bikes, and baby boys who pick up pink crayons are sent to a psychiatric ward. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barabarom's national animal is the Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Zeram.

Barabarom is ranked 111,186th in the world and 4,248th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 33.9 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 245thMost Influential: 507thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,582ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,675thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,840thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,884thLargest Governments: 1,967thMost Developed: 2,058thHighest Average Incomes: 2,124thSmartest Citizens: 2,331stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,957thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,992ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,363rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,371stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,382ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,456thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,467thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,184thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,188thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,284thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,420thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,667thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,742ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,780thMost Cultured: 5,795thLargest Retail Industry: 6,179thHealthiest Citizens: 6,617thMost Inclusive: 7,229thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 7,741stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,065thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,319thMost Efficient Economies: 9,076thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,149thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,654thMost Secular: 9,662ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,877thRudest Citizens: 14,556th
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Most Influential: 24th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 38th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 43rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 62nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 70th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 73rd in the regionMost Developed: 76th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 76th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 89th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 92nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 95th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 101st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 123rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 129th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 163rd in the regionMost Cultured: 171st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 176th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 191st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 196th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 222nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 224th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 255th in the regionMost Inclusive: 262nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 267th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 305th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 311th in the regionRudest Citizens: 335th in the regionMost Secular: 335th in the regionMost Stationary: 480th in the region

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