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The United States of Bobertus

“We are one, and one is Bob”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Bobertus

Population392 million

CapitalBob City

CurrencyBumbert
AnimalParakeet

The United States of Bobertus is a huge, genial nation, notable for its digital currency. The quiet, industrious population of 392 million Boberts 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bob City. The average income tax rate is 20.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Bobertusian economy, worth 20.8 trillion Bumberts a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Cheese Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 52,987 Bumberts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license, wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts, and eminent domain has been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bobertus's national animal is the Parakeet, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Bobertus is ranked 162,979th in the world and 6,792nd in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.32 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,612thTop
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Most Influential: 5,124thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,819thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 14,134thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,795th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 269th in the regionMost Average: 485th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 611th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 760th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 142 » Ravendi, Lulubellia, Venicea, Bharathvarsh, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Orado, Illusia and Neverendia, Corfad, Slyakanya, Hamerica, Xentherida, Zzozona, North Bratislava, Wilkshire, Dar es Saalam, Yaorozu, Koda-Land, The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, East Akra, Votak Matim, Sundred, Siwale, Former English Colony, Sachi, Interdimensional Zone, Crusadam, Hardscrabble, Kocherian, New Lakemba, Shibutani, Navsland, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Port Naga, Empy, Aerilia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Ellbonnia, Guer Aike, Cretox State, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Shadowrik, Nalver And, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Yokciq Empire, Pytong, Svenskskit, and 92 others.Glurponia, Star Kingdom, Territorio di Nessuno, Republica Guilleana, Sikol, Pallaith, Katuda, Nodnarb, Climeria, Selfgradatude, Of Emptiness, New Celoveniortan, Sevinland, Daiz, The Endless Eventide, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Colfes, Valentine Z, 1 very fast endotarter, Wineclaw, Loutsland, Andexia, Wisconsota, Strongwill, Omnistria, Frances Francis the First of France, McMasterdonia, Runeda, Sunto, Xipher, Volstokn, Kragsgale, Fauzjhia, Kranostav, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Moubarakistan, His Enduring Majesty, Chips and Guac, Barabolia, Zemnaya Svoboda, El Fiji Grande, Pasargad, The Pantheons, Madjack, Seijitsu, Sil Dorsett, Odelinor, Clan Spaniel, Vesteysia, Maratabat, Kromi, Imperial Pieserged, Aoncarpa, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Minich, Svenskan, Capreia, Trumpski, Maott, Texanz, Heilhum Imperius, Figyjharli, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Travislavania, Simone Republic, Free Salvation, The Republic of Free Peoples, Xagill, Holy Oranz, Shahrukh, BTProductions, Xyrron, The Mazur Empire, Super Girl, Alexander the Magnus, Libertania Democratica, Draconian Progression, Yellops, Aryan Homeland, Steampunk Ariel, Mon Island, Religioncord, Tyirza, Defense For The World Assembly, and Siberian Workforce.

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