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The Republic of Bondgalm

“Als deze in je poepenhol zou gaan, zou je dan nog leven”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: Lazarus

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Bondgalm

Population1.259 billion

CapitalHamme City
LeaderZippy von Kwakkenberg

Currencybierbonneke
AnimalGiraf

The Republic of Bondgalm is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Zippy von Kwakkenberg with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, otherworldly petting zoo, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.259 billion Bondgalmians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hamme City. The average income tax rate is 70.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bondgalmian economy, worth 125 trillion bierbonnekes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,608 bierbonnekes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The traditional Violetist dish of stuffed sheep's head is served with an intense look of shock upon its face, 'Totally Not Partisan News' is a line item on the government budget, the skeletons of lost tourists litter the ground of the Great Bondgalmian Desert, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bondgalm's national animal is the Giraf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bondgalm is ranked 14,040th in the world and 743rd in Lazarus for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 9,638.31 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,154thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,244thMost Influential: 5,411thSafest: 8,021stMost Pacifist: 8,555thBest Weather: 10,866thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,932ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,633rdNicest Citizens: 13,170thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 14,040thHealthiest Citizens: 14,155thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,092ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,186thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,423rdMost Inclusive: 15,734thHighest Food Quality: 17,479thLowest Crime Rates: 18,082ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,187thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,222ndHighest Poor Incomes: 18,410thMost Secular: 20,200thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,764thSmartest Citizens: 21,092ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,492ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,611thMost Cultured: 25,240thMost Developed: 26,243rdMost Subsidized Industry: 27,305th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 53rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 130th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 223rd in the regionTop
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Safest: 444th in the regionMost Pacifist: 455th in the regionBest Weather: 568th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 570th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 659th in the regionNicest Citizens: 694th in the region

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