“B O R G E R” Eric Raymond aka B O R G E R
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Powerbroker
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 iron fist, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, fear of technology, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.155 billion B O R G E R SS are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of B O R G E R. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 86.4%.
The frighteningly efficient Berthinian economy, worth a remarkable 1,213 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, quite 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 148,784 B O R G E RS, with the richest citizens earning 8.2 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 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Berthin's influence in The Exarchal Republic fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
- : Berthin voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Auphelia".
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
- : Berthin voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on the Administration of Unwanted Substances".
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured and Most Efficient Economies.
- : Berthin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, the Top 5% for Highest Average Tax Rates and Largest Manufacturing Sector, and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.