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The Republic of Brotherland

“Brotherhood leads to success”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The East Pacific

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Brotherland

Population15.718 billion

CapitalBrotherland City
LeaderJoan Ragno
FaithFratracism

CurrencySong
AnimalCat

The Republic of Brotherland is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Joan Ragno with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, digital currency, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.718 billion Brotherlandians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brotherland City. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Brotherlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,455 trillion Songs a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 156,247 Songs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Air Brotherland is rumored to receive more government funding than the Brotherlandian Air Force, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, astronauts take one small step for Brotherland and one giant step backward from confrontation, and boys who take just one date to the high school prom are called 'losers'. Crime is totally unknown. Brotherland's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fratracism.

Brotherland is ranked 2,340th in the world and 72nd in The East Pacific for Safest, scoring 139.16 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 66thMost Influential: 179thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 846thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,264thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,458thMost Pacifist: 1,505thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,509thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,520thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,599thHealthiest Citizens: 1,779thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,869thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,156thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,255thNicest Citizens: 2,285thSafest: 2,340thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,380thBest Weather: 2,467thMost Developed: 2,486thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,487thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,545thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,600thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,760thMost Cultured: 2,919thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,251stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,264thLargest Governments: 3,476thMost Inclusive: 3,514thMost Efficient Economies: 3,838thSmartest Citizens: 3,899thMost Stationary: 4,639thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,729thHighest Economic Output: 5,591stLowest Crime Rates: 7,877thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,741stNudest: 10,430thTop
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Largest Populations: 11,683rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,168thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,447thMost Secular: 16,110thMost Politically Free: 19,526th
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 32nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionMost Pacifist: 49th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 53rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 55th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 57th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 57th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 63rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Cultured: 70th in the regionSafest: 72nd in the regionBest Weather: 74th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Developed: 76th in the regionLargest Populations: 79th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 82nd in the regionMost Stationary: 85th in the regionLargest Governments: 86th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 91st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 103rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 104th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Inclusive: 114th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 122nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 211th in the regionNudest: 293rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 303rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 320th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 427th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 487th in the regionMost Secular: 535th in the region

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