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The Republic of Bawtania

“Peace through superior firepower”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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Bawtania

Population2.18 billion

CurrencyAlmighty Dollar
AnimalManatee

The Republic of Bawtania is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 2.18 billion Bawtanians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bawtanian economy, worth 301 trillion Almighty Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 138,087 Almighty Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, and people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bawtania's national animal is the Manatee, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bawtania is ranked 83,282nd in the world and 3,412th in the South Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,090.4 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,461stMost Influential: 3,167thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,470thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,582ndSafest: 4,052ndNicest Citizens: 4,364thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,782ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,804thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,007thMost Inclusive: 5,379thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,464thMost Pacifist: 5,536thMost Developed: 6,152ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,572ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,618thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,198thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,587thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,024thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,072ndMost Secular: 8,453rdSmartest Citizens: 8,518thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,687thLowest Crime Rates: 8,697thBest Weather: 9,011thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,141stLargest Governments: 9,208thMost Efficient Economies: 10,388thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,564thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,613thMost Cultured: 11,621stHealthiest Citizens: 11,737thNudest: 12,154thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,977thHighest Average Incomes: 15,086thLargest Retail Industry: 15,489th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 93rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 125th in the regionSafest: 128th in the regionNicest Citizens: 147th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 148th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 162nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 181st in the regionMost Inclusive: 184th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 190th in the regionMost Developed: 197th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 206th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 211th in the regionMost Pacifist: 211th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 235th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 240th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 242nd in the regionLargest Governments: 243rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 245th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 249th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 250th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 258th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 259th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 282nd in the regionNudest: 289th in the regionBest Weather: 295th in the regionMost Secular: 302nd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 320th in the regionMost Cultured: 337th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 360th in the regionMost Influential: 362nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 398th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 431st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 433rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 513th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.
  • : Bawtania was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, there's a mortuary next to every Bawtanian restaurant.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, meat-eating is frowned upon.

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