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The Secret of British Pacific Islands

“Throw the cheese or get yeeted into a gulag!”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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British Pacific Islands

Population2.827 billion

CapitalGround Zero
LeaderKing Bugcat
FaithBugcatism

CurrencyPound
AnimalUnicorn

The Secret of British Pacific Islands is a massive, safe nation, ruled by King Bugcat with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, national health service, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 2.827 billion Cool Kids are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ground Zero. The average income tax rate is 64.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient British economy, worth 656 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 232,258 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Airplane passenger seat sizes and ticket prices are both first-class, airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, and conspiracy theorists allege Ground Zero's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols. Crime is totally unknown. British Pacific Islands's national animal is the Unicorn, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Bugcatism.

British Pacific Islands is ranked 5,154th in the world and 311th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 93.51 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 346thMost Influential: 533rdMost Armed: 1,699thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,761stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,043rdTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,580thRudest Citizens: 3,190thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,317thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,772ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,786thHighest Average Incomes: 4,178thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,258thSmartest Citizens: 4,594thMost Developed: 5,154thMost Cultured: 5,598thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,736thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,048thMost Secular: 6,188thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,773rdMost Inclusive: 6,924thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,313thLargest Governments: 8,115thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,160thHealthiest Citizens: 9,153rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,100thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,105thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,699thLargest Black Market: 11,167thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,557thLargest Retail Industry: 12,982ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,454thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,480thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,634th
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Most Armed: 61st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 96th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 154th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 156th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 158th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 166th in the regionMost Influential: 174th in the regionRudest Citizens: 179th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 199th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 205th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 221st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 247th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 247th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 255th in the regionMost Cultured: 275th in the regionMost Developed: 311th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 330th in the regionMost Secular: 339th in the regionLargest Governments: 414th in the regionLargest Black Market: 415th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 419th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 422nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 427th in the regionMost Inclusive: 433rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 494th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 516th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 567th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 621st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 625th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 808th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 842nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 842nd in the region

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