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The B O R G E R-B U L L D O G S of Berthin

“B O R G E R” Eric Raymond aka B O R G E R

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: The Exarchal Republic

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Berthin

Population6.613 billion

CapitalB O R G E R
LeaderEric Raymond aka B O R G E R
FaithB O R G E R

CurrencyB O R G E R
AnimalB 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, orderly nation, ruled by Eric Raymond aka B O R G E R with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, lack of airports, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.613 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of B O R G E R. The average income tax rate is 79.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Berthinian economy, worth 738 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, Cheese Exports, 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 111,648 B O R G E RS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government funds large training centres to turn B O R G E RS into functioning members of society, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, and frat-house partying has become the national pastime. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is B O R G E R.

Berthin is ranked 136,132nd in the world and 4th in The Exarchal Republic for Most Pro-Market, scoring -57.78 on the Rand Index.

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5%
Most Devout: 1,931stLargest Black Market: 2,737thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,992ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,112thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,381stMost Influential: 4,859thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,260thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,345thMost Efficient Economies: 6,421stBest Weather: 6,844thTop
10%
Most Beautiful Environments: 8,674thLargest Retail Industry: 8,728thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,983rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,910thMost Developed: 12,250thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,729thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,125thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,393rdMost Stationary: 14,461stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,200thMost Cultured: 15,352ndHighest Drug Use: 15,623rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,886thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,563rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Berthin voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Berthin lodged a message on the The Exarchal Republic Regional Message Board.
  • : Berthin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Berthin, frat-house partying has become the national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Berthin, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in Berthin, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in Berthin, the government funds large training centres to turn B O R G E RS into functioning members of society.
  • : Berthin lodged a message on the The Exarchal Republic Regional Message Board.
  • : Berthin lodged a message on the The Exarchal Republic Regional Message Board.
  • : Berthin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.

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