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The Kingdom of Bari

“Ad maiorem Dei gloriam”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Atlas

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Bari

Population13.114 billion

CapitalTheopolis
LeaderHiram I
FaithChristianity

CurrencyBarisan noble
Animallion

The Kingdom of Bari is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Hiram I with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.114 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 92.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Barisan economy, worth a remarkable 1,924 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 146,746 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 14,554th in the world and 8th in Atlas for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 20,479.01 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 619thMost Devout: 1,441stTop
5%
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,043rdSafest: 3,100thBest Weather: 3,496thMost Influential: 3,736thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,836thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,676thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,611thHighest Economic Output: 5,791stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,307thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,347thLargest Governments: 6,608thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,031stMost Stationary: 7,812thHealthiest Citizens: 7,963rdTop
10%
Longest Average Lifespans: 8,511thMost Developed: 9,361stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,516thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,891stLargest Populations: 11,297thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,461stMost Efficient Economies: 12,090thHighest Average Incomes: 13,227thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,813thMost Pacifist: 14,199thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,357thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,554thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,850thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,881stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,095thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,091st
Top
5%
Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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".
  • : Bari was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Bari was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.

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