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The Technocratic Republic of Barfleur

“Unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Barfleur

Population3.301 billion

CapitalLa Hogue
LeaderAndrew II
FaithFree Thought

Currencykrona
Animalbeaver

The Technocratic Republic of Barfleur is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Andrew II with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.301 billion Barfleurians 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 prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Hogue. The average income tax rate is 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barfleurian economy, worth 870 trillion kronor a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 263,662 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Third world countries are rich in "I Love La Hogue" t-shirts, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, children must make a homemade spinach and ricotta rotolo by high school or be held back, and it is illegal for a parent to tell a child to stop eating their boogers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barfleur's national animal is the beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Free Thought.

Barfleur is ranked 16,019th in the world and 486th in The East Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,468.34 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,317thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,578thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,067thRudest Citizens: 2,068thTop
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,553rdMost Influential: 2,644thLargest Black Market: 2,672ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,771stHighest Average Incomes: 2,919thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,205thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,124thMost Cultured: 4,130thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,196thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,802ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,300thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,072ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,763rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,799thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,914thLargest Governments: 7,529thMost Secular: 7,698thLargest Retail Industry: 7,735thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,835thMost Armed: 9,160thMost Developed: 9,266thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,452ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,769thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,372ndSmartest Citizens: 10,754thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,331stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,750thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,926thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,679thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,019thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,286thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,434thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,044thHighest Economic Output: 19,635th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 46th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 63rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 65th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 73rd in the regionTop
5%
Most Cultured: 106th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 110th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 136th in the regionMost Influential: 149th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 155th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 164th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 165th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 176th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 188th in the regionLargest Governments: 189th in the regionMost Armed: 209th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 214th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 223rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 233rd in the regionMost Developed: 267th in the regionMost Secular: 277th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 281st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 282nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 287th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 292nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 309th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 311th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 348th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 371st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 398th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 452nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 486th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 557th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 575th in the regionMost Stationary: 584th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 748th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, it is illegal for a parent to tell a child to stop eating their boogers.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, children must make a homemade spinach and ricotta rotolo by high school or be held back.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, third world countries are rich in "I Love La Hogue" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, cute fluffy little Andrew IIS are increasingly popular exotic pets.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, Blueriver mercenaries routinely do the army's dirty work.
  • : Barfleur was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".

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