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The Allied States of Biggstonia

“Libertas et Iustitia sine spatiis omnibus”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Biggstonia

Population6.249 billion

CapitalBiggstonia City
LeaderBiggieSmalls
FaithNone

CurrencyObeyStar
AnimalEagle

The Allied States of Biggstonia is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by BiggieSmalls with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 6.249 billion Biggstonians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment, Social Policy, and Industry also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Biggstonia City. The average income tax rate is 6.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Biggstonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,038 trillion ObeyStars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 166,136 ObeyStars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend, and 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Biggstonia's radio stations. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Biggstonia's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is None.

Biggstonia is ranked 141,474th in the world and 6,073rd in The East Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -5.53 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 984thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,138thMost Inclusive: 1,200thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,624thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,701stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,712thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,987thMost Influential: 2,043rdNicest Citizens: 2,229thMost Cultured: 2,564thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,714thMost Pacifist: 3,108thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,421stSmartest Citizens: 4,388thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,476thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,611thMost Developed: 4,678thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,103rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,118thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,338thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,291stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,613thNudest: 7,023rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,055thMost Secular: 8,077thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9,564thBest Weather: 10,153rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,684thLargest Retail Industry: 11,854thMost Stationary: 13,138thHighest Economic Output: 13,907thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,967thHighest Drug Use: 14,176thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,869th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 41st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 44th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Cultured: 58th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 61st in the regionNicest Citizens: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 106th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 110th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 115th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Influential: 133rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 138th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 139th in the regionMost Developed: 139th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 140th in the regionNudest: 150th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 153rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 157th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 158th in the regionMost Stationary: 198th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 202nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 205th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 216th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 222nd in the regionMost Secular: 256th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 294th in the regionBest Weather: 303rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 309th in the regionLargest Populations: 323rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 380th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 386th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 423rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 515th in the regionLargest Governments: 638th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 643rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 654th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 660th in the regionLargest Black Market: 668th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 685th in the region

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