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The Allied States of Bergenu

“Our survival is your survival”

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Bergenu

Population24.656 billion

CapitalBergenu City
LeaderPresident Griffen

Currencyberg
AnimalSouthern Pygmy Pig

The Allied States of Bergenu is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Griffen with an even hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 24.656 billion Bergenuans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bergenu City. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Bergenuan economy, worth a remarkable 1,578 trillion bergs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. Average income is 64,035 bergs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Good looking soldier boys have celebrity status amongst the nation's homosexuals, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, and antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bergenu's national animal is the Southern Pygmy Pig, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bergenu is ranked 142,011th in the world and 5,622nd in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -186.38 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Stationary: 636thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,210thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,552ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,637thMost Influential: 1,681stBest Weather: 2,493rdLargest Populations: 3,229thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,278thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,528thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,823rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,211thMost Secular: 5,828thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,948thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,335thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,116thSafest: 7,495thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 7,754thHealthiest Citizens: 7,946thHighest Economic Output: 8,114thMost Cultured: 9,677thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,746thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,253rdLowest Crime Rates: 12,420thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,521stSmartest Citizens: 13,904thLargest Governments: 14,918th
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Most Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 39th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 83rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 98th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 100th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 143rd in the regionMost Influential: 150th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 155th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 165th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 178th in the regionMost Secular: 216th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 240th in the regionSafest: 259th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 261st in the regionMost Cultured: 277th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 297th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 312th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 349th in the regionLargest Governments: 391st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 424th in the region

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