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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:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific

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BearStackof2015

Population3.466 billion

CapitalBearstonia
LeaderPanda

CurrencyRoomba
AnimalBearStack

The Short Stacc of BearStackof2015 is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Panda with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.466 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 large, 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 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient BearStackian economy, worth 639 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 184,650 Roombas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, BearStackian watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact, and census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. Crime is totally unknown. BearStackof2015's national animal is the BearStack, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

BearStackof2015 is ranked 2,331st in the world and 74th in The East Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,385.08 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 640thMost Influential: 773rdNicest Citizens: 888thMost Compassionate Citizens: 925thBest Weather: 1,185thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,247thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,338thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,343rdHighest Drug Use: 1,394thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,414thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,461stMost Inclusive: 1,517thMost Pacifist: 1,550thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,661stMost Efficient Economies: 1,691stTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,304thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,331stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,516thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,533rdLargest Governments: 3,015thHealthiest Citizens: 3,037thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,224thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,291stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,436thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,640thMost Developed: 3,644thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,067thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,218thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,227thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,250thSmartest Citizens: 4,295thSafest: 4,619thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,684thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,196thMost Cultured: 5,503rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,344thRudest Citizens: 7,277thHighest Average Incomes: 7,819thNudest: 9,034thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 13,371stMost Secular: 15,349thMost Politically Free: 16,892nd
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Highest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 24th in the regionNicest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 36th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 51st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 54th in the regionMost Pacifist: 56th in the regionMost Inclusive: 61st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 62nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 71st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 72nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 74th in the regionLargest Governments: 76th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 87th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 94th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 96th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 100th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 100th in the regionMost Developed: 112th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 115th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 118th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 123rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 125th in the regionSafest: 139th in the regionMost Cultured: 139th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 151st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Politically Free: 189th in the regionRudest Citizens: 204th in the regionNudest: 256th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 394th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 519th in the regionMost Stationary: 633rd in the regionLargest Populations: 851st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 231 » Wiranath, Axdel, Lanagon, VW53Aland, Federated States of Zootron, Pakitsk, Osterreich und Ungarn, Elejamie, Kaigi, Kilkire, H-Zhena, Rhealaliit, Neruch, Gorbastan, Socialist Holy American Empire, Talitoa, Kangarawa, Squid Ruinosa, Solis Ortis, Wizardonia, Bai Lung, The Almighty Country, 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, Sansangra, Dark Edgyness, Eridue, Cameronia Excellentia, Lyontisia, Hizuru, and 181 others.The Underwood Industrial Empire, Bakaworld, Broengtopia, Mundiferrum, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Imperial Akatsuki, The Solar Ottomans, Enlil, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Blobbo, Ridann, Impia Aghte, Kublam, Zang0, Kucia, Kanria, Kagorg Bra Corna, Bullpups, Bytes, Galve, The island of Kiria, New Bradenia Ghost, Pekweng, New Gehenna, 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, Tuvaltastan, Edmontia, Euricanis, The Death Syndicate, Pengnia, Firenation91, Abtracnt, The United Neo American Union, Slongs, Kriov, Plazland, Under Sea Desert, Libertanny, Ayaupia, Rakshuland, Dreamersistan, A Slanted Black Stripe, British Calradia, Eagas, Saku Han Union, Dragons Blood, Monteconstance, Grossvietnam, Styklelilere, The Green Blade, The Theocracy of Cthulhu, Liberstankonia, 3 14159265358979323846264, La xinga, Khiralia, Vilit Umanstan, Servants of Gizmo, Interdimensional Waifus, Dracacre, Matdor, Adolanta, Bruhciety, Davinhia, Marrabuk, East Malaysia, Kavel, The Militarius Imperium, Mahatakutana, Kyrloth, Tawuse, God in the world, Werglum, Martonica, FreedomIand, Federal Republic of Hetacia, Merlovich, Oglandia, Janoobi Jazair, Rainbow Vests, Jyzeria, Nigon, Volkarai, Freedom Fascists, Khvetsch, Arouran, Freedomindia, Greater Felter, Nation States of Joedism, Cacnesia, Icelandic Imperium, Citergue, Morrowine, Moewland, The Three States of Fortuna, United Edwards, Zanottilandia, The State of McDonalds, St Guilders Gate, The New Tace, Bharatewa, Malayku, Yelkinam, Zukchiva, Evrigenis, Calbee, Fellon, Ripsylvania, Tretrid, Schrebia, Enou, Staynes, The Eternal Land of Jong, Vaskeden, Lingu, Rohanland, Raunch, Distro-Spartica, Azureano, Greater New Cassandra, BuciLand, Quinto Piano, Khadah, Mays Austrian Nation, Cellar Doors, Waldenes, Byni Pax, Imprisoned Freeman, Roissyland, A mean old man, Isanastivia, Santa Dystopia, Arcady-Asclepia, Chriona, Survivoristan, The Holy Utopian Republic, West Nagato, Vanzeria, New Maiya, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Samaltak True, Nevertopia, Stellar Colonies, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Volinovia, Ephem, Chalan, Modra, Oofery, Forktoon, Serkin, The Peoples Collective, Andurand, Amabilis, Kosmanza, Horn of Havenkaap, Layngderfleethe, Castle Federation, ArenaC, Ola Ali, Neue Leipzig, Oerkar, Republic of New India, and Niveko.

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