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The Kingdom of Bova Ptaltand

“You Can't Stop Progress” Ash

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the West Pacific


Bova Ptaltand

Population6.495 billion

CapitalBova Plaltand City


The Kingdom of Bova Ptaltand is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ash with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, digital currency, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate population of 6.495 billion Bova Ptaltandians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bova Plaltand City. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bova Ptaltandian economy, worth 819 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 126,143 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The comic book series 'Ash and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs, and you can get married in sickness and in health but not internationally. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bova Ptaltand's national animal is the squirrel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bova Ptaltand is ranked 4,170th in the world and 90th in the West Pacific for Safest, scoring 130.57 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Pacifist: 2,346thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,873rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,937thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,231stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,318thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,118thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,137thSafest: 4,170thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,188thNicest Citizens: 4,215thMost Developed: 4,454thMost Influential: 4,493rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,744thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,813thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,055thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,422ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,424thHealthiest Citizens: 5,427thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,489thBest Weather: 5,597thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,910thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,154thMost Inclusive: 6,158thSmartest Citizens: 6,313thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,895thLowest Crime Rates: 7,491stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,622ndLargest Governments: 8,044thMost Cultured: 8,087thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,602ndTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,930thMost Efficient Economies: 14,996thMost Stationary: 15,196thMost Secular: 17,640thMost Income Equality: 18,800thHighest Average Incomes: 20,134thHighest Economic Output: 20,650th
Largest Welfare Programs: 44th in the regionMost Pacifist: 56th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 61st in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 74th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 76th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 84th in the regionSafest: 90th in the regionNicest Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 96th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 97th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 99th in the regionMost Developed: 111th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 124th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 125th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 127th in the regionBest Weather: 128th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 128th in the regionLargest Governments: 143rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 145th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 154th in the regionMost Inclusive: 154th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 160th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 161st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 165th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 166th in the regionMost Cultured: 171st in the regionMost Influential: 181st in the regionMost Stationary: 231st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 252nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 289th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 294th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 338th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 355th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 391st in the regionMost Secular: 466th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 539th in the region

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