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The Lucky holy golden of Bormiar

“dispatch ID 1560898” Kyo

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

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Bormiar

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Bormiar

Population4.619 billion

CapitalAtlanta
LeaderKyo
FaithKyorgism

CurrencyGold Bars
Animalghost

The Lucky holy golden of Bormiar is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kyo with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, suspicion of poets, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 4.619 billion Bormiarian 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 Healthcare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlanta. The average income tax rate is 59.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bormiarian economy, worth 448 trillion Gold Bars 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 a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Retail, Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. 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 97,185 Gold Bars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Autocrats are persona non grata, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead", modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, and libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bormiar's national animal is the ghost, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kyorgism.

Bormiar is ranked 70,413th in the world and 1st in Bormiar for Most Primitive, scoring 14.64 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,892ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,045thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,266thMost Pacifist: 7,457thLargest Mining Sector: 7,574thLargest Retail Industry: 8,849thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,660thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,325thBest Weather: 10,714thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 11,428thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,541stMost Inclusive: 13,294thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,899thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,450thMost Influential: 16,146thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,779thMost Developed: 17,367thHealthiest Citizens: 17,561stLargest Black Market: 18,387thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,093rdMost Beautiful Environments: 19,553rdHighest Poor Incomes: 19,803rdMost Subsidized Industry: 20,185thMost Secular: 22,177th

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