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The Short Stacc of BearStackof2015

“He protecc, he attacc” Panda

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific

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BearStackof2015

Population3.004 billion

CapitalBearstonia
LeaderPanda

CurrencyRoomba
AnimalBearStack

The Short Stacc of BearStackof2015 is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Panda with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, soft-spoken computers, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.004 billion BearStacks are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bearstonia. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient BearStackian economy, worth 527 trillion Roombas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 175,534 Roombas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign despots proudly bandstand on BearStackian airwaves, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers', artists are pillars of society, and the 'sing-a-long with Panda' album is a popular souvenir. Crime is totally unknown. BearStackof2015's national animal is the BearStack, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

BearStackof2015 is ranked 4,969th in the world and 143rd in The East Pacific for Safest, scoring 128.1 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 539thMost Influential: 673rdNicest Citizens: 1,045thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,074thBest Weather: 1,273rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,308thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,383rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,395thHighest Drug Use: 1,418thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,548thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,556thMost Pacifist: 1,698thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,815thMost Inclusive: 1,817thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,207thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,600thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,629thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,648thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,811thHealthiest Citizens: 2,998thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,269thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,462ndLargest Governments: 3,476thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,553rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,992ndMost Developed: 4,161stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,376thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,381stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,548thSafest: 4,969thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,005thSmartest Citizens: 5,021stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,499thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,661stMost Cultured: 5,759thLowest Crime Rates: 6,710thNudest: 8,573rdHighest Average Incomes: 8,975thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,138thTop
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Most Secular: 15,648thMost Politically Free: 15,952nd
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Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 27th in the regionNicest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 36th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionBest Weather: 40th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 42nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 42nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 56th in the regionMost Pacifist: 59th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 65th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 67th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 69th in the regionMost Inclusive: 72nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 77th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 80th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 81st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 84th in the regionLargest Governments: 85th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 101st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 105th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 111th in the regionMost Developed: 124th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 129th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 135th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 136th in the regionSafest: 143rd in the regionMost Cultured: 148th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 154th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 172nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 213th in the regionNudest: 252nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 284th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 460th in the regionMost Secular: 515th in the regionRudest Citizens: 527th in the regionMost Stationary: 699th in the regionMost Extreme: 880th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in BearStackof2015, the 'sing-a-long with Panda' album is a popular souvenir.
  • : BearStackof2015 lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : BearStackof2015 lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in BearStackof2015, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in BearStackof2015, boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'.
  • : Following new legislation in BearStackof2015, foreign despots proudly bandstand on BearStackian airwaves.
  • : Following new legislation in BearStackof2015, religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention.
  • : Following new legislation in BearStackof2015, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
  • : BearStackof2015 voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in BearStackof2015, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 258 » Wiranath, Chols Worithopia, Axdel, Lanagon, VW53Aland, Federated States of Zootron, Pakitsk, Layngderfleethe, Osterreich und Ungarn, The Holy Utopian Republic, Elejamie, Kaigi, Kilkire, H-Zhena, Rhealaliit, Arkantis, Neruch, Gorbastan, Socialist Holy American Empire, Talitoa, Kangarawa, Squid Ruinosa, Solis Ortis, Wizardonia, Bai Lung, The Almighty Country, Abadong, United China Nation, Amjedia, Goodnamesarerare, Hokolokia, Adavan, Harro Waarudho, CopyCato, Aeljae, Akorial, Drunken Seal Islands, Republic of Berzerkistan, Slys Paws, Endertopias, The Empire of Rijelv, New Leganes, Am Echad, The New Wisconsin Empire, Headpat Central, Norport, Riveraland, Propwash, Dragonia, Someseni, and 208 others.CheeseBurrito, Sericena, Sansangra, Dark Edgyness, Eridue, Qui sequuntur somnia, Cameronia Excellentia, Lyontisia, Hizuru, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Bakaworld, Broengtopia, Mundiferrum, Swiftwhiskers, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Imperial Akatsuki, The Solar Ottomans, Enlil, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Blobbo, Ridann, Impia Aghte, The Romanum Legio, AngusEssa, Kublam, Zang0, Kucia, Kario and Nix, Kanria, Kagorg Bra Corna, Bullpups, Bytes, Galve, The island of Kiria, Mer Dieu, New Bradenia Ghost, Pekweng, Stellar Colonies, New Gehenna, America Mjolnir, The Buckeye States, Roliganistan, Monezambique, Kalaratri, Brotherland, Joundia, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Urimel, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Chubaka, ReeK, Taurora, Seri Tai Republic, Tshana, Unger under over, Trimmania, Slonful, Chria Deau, Reftaria, Tuvaltastan, Edmontia, Euricanis, The Death Syndicate, ArenaC, Pengnia, Firenation91, Abtracnt, The United Neo American Union, Slongs, Kriov, Plazland, Under Sea Desert, Sanah, Libertanny, Ayaupia, Rakshuland, Dreamersistan, A Slanted Black Stripe, British Calradia, Eagas, Saku Han Union, Dragons Blood, Stanisiti, Western Pakistan, Monteconstance, Grossvietnam, Styklelilere, The Green Blade, The Theocracy of Cthulhu, Liberstankonia, 3 14159265358979323846264, La xinga, Khiralia, Vilit Umanstan, Servants of Gizmo, Titanomachia, Interdimensional Waifus, Dracacre, NewBorns333, Matdor, Adolanta, Bruhciety, Cantonese Union, Davinhia, Marrabuk, East Malaysia, Kavel, The Militarius Imperium, Mahatakutana, Modra, Vultuca, Kyrloth, Tawuse, God in the world, Werglum, Martonica, FreedomIand, Federal Republic of Hetacia, Merlovich, Oglandia, Janoobi Jazair, Sycona, Rainbow Vests, Jyzeria, Nigon, Volkarai, Freedom Fascists, Khvetsch, Monix, Arouran, Freedomindia, Greater Felter, Teddington, Atlevia, Nation States of Joedism, Cacnesia, Jahad Empire, Icelandic Imperium, Citergue, Morrowine, VernKhalla, Moewland, The Three States of Fortuna, United Edwards, Zanottilandia, Tesseratum, The State of McDonalds, St Guilders Gate, The New Tace, Bharatewa, Malayku, Habsburg-Lorriane, Stumptopia, Chrootangtonia, Yelkinam, Indigo Fields, Zukchiva, Evrigenis, Sugoy, Calbee, Fellon, Bermadia, Quartzland, Ripsylvania, Tretrid, Schrebia, Enou, Staynes, The Eternal Land of Jong, Vaskeden, Lingu, Coruh, Rohanland, Raunch, Alexandistan, Distro-Spartica, Azureano, Technocratic Tagalog, Virgoliaendorses, Greater New Cassandra, BuciLand, Peoples Republic of GG, Aivintis, Jakubonia, Quinto Piano, Khadah, Didusland, Eudinity, Mays Austrian Nation, Woodsind, Cellar doors, Waldenes, The Brazillian Parlament Of Idideology, Sokala, Oofery, Tseriesiscoming, TM-Jesselton, SecularNorth, Byni Pax, Imprisoned Freeman, The Atlae Isles, Flench, Roissyland, Filipopol, Philville2, A mean old man, and Grey Haven of Tauraucania.

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