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The Serene Democracy of Bear Connors Paradiso

“What is love? Baby dont hurt me, dont hurt me, no more.”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Bear Connors Paradiso

Population21.256 billion

CapitalMark Barry Michael
LeaderDr Eamer
Faithagnostic

Currencyeuro
Animalswan

The Serene Democracy of Bear Connors Paradiso is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dr Eamer with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, vat-grown people, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 21.256 billion Bears enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The tiny, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mark Barry Michael. The average income tax rate is 1.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient a Bear economy, worth a remarkable 6,112 trillion euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 287,578 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace', an increasing number of animal species are named 'Bob', Swan is one of the most popular forenames in Bear Connors Paradiso, and cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Bear Connors Paradiso's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is agnostic.

Bear Connors Paradiso is ranked 2,058th in the world and 70th in the South Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 181,067.65 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 12thHighest Crime Rates: 43rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 53rdMost Armed: 62ndMost Rebellious Youth: 102ndRudest Citizens: 116thMost Secular: 123rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 165thMost Beautiful Environments: 183rdSmartest Citizens: 299thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 344thMost Efficient Economies: 446thMost Influential: 529thHighest Disposable Incomes: 743rdBest Weather: 749thMost Stationary: 1,113thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,116thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,193rdHighest Economic Output: 1,254thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,556thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,058thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,259thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,645thLargest Black Market: 2,880thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,955thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,284thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,629thLargest Populations: 5,667thMost Inclusive: 6,296thLargest Retail Industry: 7,734thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,254thMost Cultured: 8,619thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,122ndTop
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Largest Governments: 15,357thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,834thHighest Drug Use: 20,846th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 50th in the regionLargest Populations: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 64th in the regionLargest Black Market: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 70th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 78th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 84th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 171st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 208th in the regionMost Inclusive: 220th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 228th in the regionMost Cultured: 252nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 279th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 419th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 438th in the regionNudest: 525th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 620th in the region

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