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The United States of Barabarom

“Better to step on the rock than the pebble” President Stephen Cornwallis

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population5.699 billion

CapitalDistrict of Vid
LeaderPresident Stephen Cornwallis


The United States of Barabarom is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Stephen Cornwallis with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.699 billion Barabaromians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 District of Vid. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Barabaromian economy, worth a remarkable 1,637 trillion gurems a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 287,382 gurems, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Photographers have to apply for a license to photograph President Stephen Cornwallis, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments, and workers can choose whether they prefer offices that smell of pungent body odor or whale vomit. 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.

Barabarom is ranked 430th in the world and 35th in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 149,192 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 328thMost Influential: 430thMost Efficient Economies: 1,029thLowest Crime Rates: 1,196thLargest Governments: 1,391stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,534thMost Developed: 1,721stSmartest Citizens: 1,788thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,919thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,929thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,258thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,498thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,525thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,556thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,780thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,172ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,398thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,519thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,544thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,653rdMost Cultured: 3,714thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,747thHealthiest Citizens: 4,136thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,574thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,527thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,700thRudest Citizens: 5,714thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,823rdMost Inclusive: 6,182ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,750thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,854thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,963rdLargest Retail Industry: 8,288thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,353rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,607thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,646thHighest Economic Output: 9,749thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,240thTop
Most Secular: 11,901stMost Stationary: 18,261stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,929th
Most Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 51st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 59th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Developed: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 69th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 69th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 69th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 86th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 86th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 104th in the regionMost Cultured: 108th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 111th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 113th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 114th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 130th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 134th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 164th in the regionRudest Citizens: 172nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 185th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 212th in the regionMost Inclusive: 215th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 234th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 243rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 245th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 249th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 260th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 296th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 336th in the regionMost Stationary: 345th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 427th in the regionLargest Populations: 496th in the regionMost Average: 555th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 612th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 783rd in the region

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