by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Technocratic Republic of Burikat

“NationStates”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: The Region That Has No Big Banks

OverviewFactbookPoliciesPeopleGovernmentEconomyRankTrendCards

Burikat

Population1.792 billion

CapitalBürik
LeaderPrime Minister Burikus Maximus
FaithThe North Star

CurrencyBuri
AnimalAzurite Eagle

The Technocratic Republic of Burikat is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Burikus Maximus with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate population of 1.792 billion Burikatians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bürik. The average income tax rate is 80.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Burikatian economy, worth 257 trillion Buris a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 143,589 Buris, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, school uniforms are compulsory, and the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Burikat's national animal is the Azurite Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The North Star.

Burikat is ranked 17,334th in the world and 36th in The Region That Has No Big Banks for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,568.08 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Top
5%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,665thSafest: 3,381stMost Pacifist: 4,309thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,876thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,110thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,419thMost Influential: 5,948thLowest Crime Rates: 5,990thMost Inclusive: 6,657thMost Developed: 6,950thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,000thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,043rdMost Cultured: 7,463rdHealthiest Citizens: 7,570thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,955thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,042ndNicest Citizens: 8,201stSmartest Citizens: 8,763rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,301stLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,641stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,687thTop
10%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,869thLargest Governments: 12,284thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,291stMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,967thBest Weather: 12,971stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,562ndMost Secular: 13,921stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,098thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,357thHighest Average Incomes: 14,941stMost Efficient Economies: 15,011thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,452ndLargest Welfare Programs: 17,334thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,286thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,162nd
Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionTop
10%
Lowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, the ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, environmental legislation occurs cyclically.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, becoming a missionary is a sure-fire route to martyrdom.
  • : Following new legislation in Burikat, referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population.

More...

View Forum posts

Report