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The Commonwealth of Bearlong

“Prosunt omnibus hominibus”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The Confederacy of Free Nations

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Bearlong

Population20.409 billion

CapitalStornoway
LeaderAlfie Richardson

CurrencyBeara
AnimalBear

The Commonwealth of Bearlong is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Alfie Richardson with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 20.409 billion Bearians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stornoway. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Bearian economy, worth a remarkable 2,393 trillion Bearas a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,296 Bearas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community, being wrong on the internet has been classified as digital terrorism, and critical thinking is grounds for expulsion from university. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bearlong's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bearlong is ranked 34,814th in the world and 12th in The Confederacy of Free Nations for Nudest, with 200.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,303rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,355thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,642ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,696thNicest Citizens: 1,955thBest Weather: 1,987thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,003rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,164thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,193rdTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,239thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,379thHealthiest Citizens: 2,418thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,431stMost Cultured: 2,587thSafest: 2,783rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,867thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,069thMost Inclusive: 3,339thMost Developed: 3,371stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,862ndMost Pacifist: 4,378thSmartest Citizens: 5,433rdHighest Economic Output: 5,999thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,123rdLargest Governments: 6,268thLargest Populations: 6,269thTop
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Most Influential: 11,301stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,692ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,751stMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,363rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,236thMost Efficient Economies: 13,910thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,356thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,044thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,966th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Midasia and Penguania and Antarctica.

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