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The Republic of Burkdiea

“Freedom for all”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population2.001 billion

CapitalPort de Burk
LeaderFirst Citizen Shawn Burkhead

CurrencyBurks Dollar

The Republic of Burkdiea is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by First Citizen Shawn Burkhead with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.001 billion Burkdieans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port de Burk. The average income tax rate is 49.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Burkdiean economy, worth 174 trillion Burks Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 87,383 Burks Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tomato-covered corpses that decorate the nation's cities are a favourite amongst morbid tourists, the Burkdiea Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, Burkdiea is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, and the government is interviewing for thousands of 'Religious Censor' positions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Burkdiea's national animal is the Dog, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Burkdiea is ranked 637th in the world and 444th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 189 Valid Endorsements.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 637thMost Influential: 1,666thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,196thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,237thTop
Safest: 8,829thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,403rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,189thMost Pacifist: 12,330thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,910thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,588th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 234th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 392nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 425th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 444th in the regionSafest: 462nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 542nd in the regionMost Influential: 623rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 635th in the regionMost Pacifist: 669th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 764th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 784th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 189 » The Rhein States, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Territorio di Nessuno, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Kwaj, Selfgradatude, Shibutani, Corfad, Koda-Land, Buckerino, PlanetPunk, United Draconia, Pallaith, Votak Matim, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, New Pruessen, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Niradans, Sinelona, Torakuen, Former English Colony, Wilkshire, El Fiji Grande, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, Vincone Cae, New Bremerton, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, Universal State Formula, The Serdey Islands, North Bratislava, Egalico, New Lakemba, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Guer Aike, Kasazzastan, The Iron Lions, Wunderstrafanstalt, Avemterra, Newpromisedland, Warsaw-Halicz, and 139 others.Humptalumpta, Cloydicia, Amauri, Federation Terra Australis, Ethnon, Highton Islands, Outer Egorniand, Diodone, Guslantis, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Lunallian, Napnomadia, Bearical, Omnistria, Kulgatha, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Empy, Xentherida, Steraz, The South Falls, Yukti, Maott, General COE, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Unsophisticate, Pleroma Sans Romans, Pasargad, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, New Trisone, Ozstan, Joodey, The Sinclarian Provinces, Atain, Zemnaya Svoboda, Q w e r t y, Panama Coalition, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, Saturns Edge, Ibiscaton, Misuvelia, Plangainer, Acrabinnia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Lower Nubia, Haor Chall, Xandarnia, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Victoriaans Nederlands, Valhalla123, Amerian States, Rkainjel, Aratani, East Spopovichka, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, New Caeitanordia, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Sockmanland, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, Elder Realms, Fayyayid, Makersaulache, Constantinolia, Solidair, Astrind, Glurponia, Loutsland, British Pacific Islands, Xzavia-Hjar, SORT, Wisconsota, Utopicican, Lindsaystan, Penrith, Cuyan, Daiz, Runeda, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Great Javadwipa, Zeternia, Abject Ludicrosity, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Orado, Moisus, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Delmak, Miruma, Orven, Solskjar, Ponantine, Racoda, Oolah kooshie, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Loli County, Fizban, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Neworva, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, Wallachian People, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Germanic Araya, Xagill, Kranostav, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, Eravonia, Lunr, and Ravendi.

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