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The Kingdom of Bari

“Ad maiorem Dei gloriam”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Atlas



Population13.506 billion

LeaderHiram I

CurrencyBarisan noble

The Kingdom of Bari is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Hiram I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, aversion to nipples, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.506 billion Barisans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Theopolis. The average income tax rate is 92.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Barisan economy, worth a remarkable 1,973 trillion Barisan nobles a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 146,150 Barisan nobles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Governments opposing Bari are beset by rebels, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, women who display their ankles are shunned by society, and crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bari's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Bari is ranked 67,467th in the world and 6th in Atlas for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 3.98 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 625thMost Devout: 1,477thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,082ndSafest: 3,047thBest Weather: 3,447thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,822ndMost Influential: 3,897thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,714thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,513thHighest Economic Output: 5,780thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,116thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,129thLargest Governments: 6,560thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,860thMost Stationary: 7,547thHealthiest Citizens: 7,959thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,351stTop
Most Developed: 9,252ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,362ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,740thLargest Populations: 11,114thMost Efficient Economies: 12,245thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,429thHighest Average Incomes: 13,403rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,788thMost Pacifist: 13,894thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,783rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,854thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,874thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,357thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,385th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bari was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Bari's influence in Atlas rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Bari lost the position of Atlas WA Delegate to The Free Union of Acronie.
  • : Bari became WA Delegate of Atlas.
  • : Bari's influence in Atlas fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Bari's influence in Atlas rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Bari was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Bari was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Bari was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Bari's influence in Atlas fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".


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Endorsements Received: None.

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