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The Allied States of Bergenu

“Our survival is your survival”

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Bergenu

Population27.043 billion

CapitalBergenu City
LeaderPresident Griffen

Currencyberg
AnimalSouthern Pygmy Pig

The Allied States of Bergenu is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Griffen with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 27.043 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.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bergenu City. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Bergenuan economy, worth a remarkable 1,899 trillion bergs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 70,247 bergs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, and historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism. 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 134,752nd in the world and 5,029th in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 84.84 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Stationary: 588thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,135thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,294thMost Influential: 1,555thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,559thTop
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Best Weather: 2,290thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,887thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,041stLargest Populations: 3,058thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,514thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,575thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,530thSafest: 7,263rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,313thMost Secular: 7,402ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,704thHealthiest Citizens: 8,008thHighest Economic Output: 8,104thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,670thMost Cultured: 9,202ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,895thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,350thSmartest Citizens: 13,114thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,422ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,083rdLargest Governments: 14,750th
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Most Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionLargest Populations: 26th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 43rd in the regionBest Weather: 76th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 76th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 95th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 150th in the regionMost Influential: 153rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 155th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 176th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 178th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 216th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 248th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 253rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 256th in the regionSafest: 257th in the regionMost Cultured: 262nd in the regionMost Secular: 265th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 282nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 360th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 366th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 395th in the regionLargest Governments: 419th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 431st in the region

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