“B O R G E R” Eric Raymond aka B O R G E R
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: The Exarchal Republic
|Capital||B O R G E R|
|Leader||Eric Raymond aka B O R G E R|
|Faith||B O R G E R|
|Currency||B O R G E R|
|Animal||B O R G E R|
The B O R G E R-B U L L D O G S of Berthin is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Eric Raymond aka B O R G E R with an even hand, and remarkable for its fear of technology, complete lack of prisons, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 8.625 billion B O R G E R SS 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 enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of B O R G E R. The average income tax rate is 88.7%.
The frighteningly efficient Berthinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,256 trillion B O R G E RS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 145,666 B O R G E RS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.
The space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads, citizens know not to ask what their country can do for them but what they can do as chained slaves for their country, and with great power generation comes great responsibility. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Berthin's national animal is the B O R G E R, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is B O R G E R.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Berthin lodged a message on the The Exarchal Republic Regional Message Board.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
- : The Allied Federation of Voryan appointed Berthin as Will outlive us with authority over Communications, Embassies, and Polls in The Exarchal Republic.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Berthin was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
- : Berthin's influence in The Exarchal Republic fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
Endorsements Received: 1 » Voryan.