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The Queen's State of Bertram Bernard

“Kinshasa Region Founder”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: Kinshasa

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Bertram Bernard

Population18.865 billion

CapitalWestminster

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Bertram Bernard is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, democratic population of 18.865 billion Bertram Bernardians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, although Education is also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Westminster. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The very strong Bertram Bernardian economy, worth 989 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 52,477 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 356,780 per year while the poor average 2,819, a ratio of 126 to 1.

Voting is voluntary, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, all tariffs have been abolished, and Bertram Bernard has designated Westminster as its capital city. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Bertram Bernard's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Bertram Bernard is ranked 169,196th in the world and 8th in Kinshasa for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6.78 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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1%
Most Politically Free: 623rdMost Pro-Market: 660thMost Stationary: 1,524thMost Extreme: 1,620thTop
5%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,290thHighest Drug Use: 3,030thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,953rdHighest Crime Rates: 6,156thLargest Populations: 7,223rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,770thRudest Citizens: 9,375thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,753rdTop
10%
Nudest: 11,078thFattest Citizens: 11,197thMost Armed: 13,679thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,716thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,751stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,508thHighest Economic Output: 16,942ndMost Avoided: 17,763rd

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