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The United Kingdom of Buckhem

“Best enjoyed slowly.” King Margomi

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population2.064 billion

LeaderKing Margomi


The United Kingdom of Buckhem is a massive, safe nation, ruled by King Margomi with an even hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.064 billion Buckhemians 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 Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Buckingham. The average income tax rate is 45.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Buckhemian economy, worth 202 trillion pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 98,123 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Giant beards and handlebar moustaches are increasingly popular, the Buckhemian Intelligence Agency has put 'Project Quantum Refrigerator' on hold indefinitely, small businesses are gobbled up almost daily by corporate giants, and prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Buckhem's national animal is the hedgehog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Buckhem is ranked 188,730th in the world and 7,748th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -4.27 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,491stMost Influential: 2,002ndTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,313thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,145thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,766thTop
Most Cultured: 14,234thMost Pacifist: 14,370thMost Developed: 15,720thSafest: 18,224thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,414thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,752ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,802ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,234thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,684thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,703rdHighest Poor Incomes: 22,704thBest Weather: 23,098thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,583rdMost Efficient Economies: 23,710th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 350th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 446th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 657th in the regionMost Cultured: 726th in the regionMost Influential: 759th in the regionMost Pacifist: 817th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 880th in the regionMost Developed: 889th in the regionMost Average: 945th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 949th in the region

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