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The Most Serene Republic of Bergezia

“LibertÓ e pace”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Bergezia

Population2.096 billion

CapitalSerenissima
LeaderDoge Carlo Graziani

CurrencyBerge
AnimalGecko

The Most Serene Republic of Bergezia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Doge Carlo Graziani with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.096 billion Bergezians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serenissima. The average income tax rate is 58.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bergezian economy, worth 274 trillion Berges a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 131,136 Berges, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, and the government is spending billions of taxpayer Berges to support "struggling" industries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bergezia's national animal is the Gecko, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Bergezia is ranked 186,594th in the world and 7,743rd in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 91.56 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,070thMost Influential: 1,531stTop
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Most Pacifist: 6,477thLargest Retail Industry: 7,481stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,617thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,975thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,176thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,183rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,381stNicest Citizens: 11,621stMost Secular: 11,959thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,001stTop
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Most Developed: 12,438thSafest: 12,876thLargest Mining Sector: 13,860thMost Efficient Economies: 13,876thHealthiest Citizens: 14,040thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,313thLowest Crime Rates: 14,990thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,604thSmartest Citizens: 17,697thMost Cultured: 18,834thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,128thHighest Average Incomes: 19,420thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,158thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,300thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,813thMost Inclusive: 23,858th
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Most Pacifist: 373rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 397th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 455th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 456th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 489th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 494th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 559th in the regionMost Secular: 629th in the regionMost Influential: 636th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 640th in the regionNicest Citizens: 659th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 661st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 714th in the regionMost Developed: 723rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 731st in the regionSafest: 731st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 776th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 785th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 792nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 838th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 926th in the regionMost Politically Free: 936th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 936th in the regionMost Cultured: 941st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 993rd in the region

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