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The Bacon-Loving Hippie Commune of Burlingtonland

“Hot Dogs are not sandwiches ” His Ascended Memeness Ken Bone

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Burlingtonland

Population6.251 billion

CapitalBurlington
LeaderHis Ascended Memeness Ken Bone

CurrencyNondescript Monetary Unit
AnimalZephyr

The Bacon-Loving Hippie Commune of Burlingtonland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by His Ascended Memeness Ken Bone with a fair hand, and remarkable for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.251 billion Burlingtonlanders 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 prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Burlington. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Burlingtonlandian economy, worth 934 trillion Nondescript Monetary Units a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,470 Nondescript Monetary Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, major boxing matches are held in government buildings, and it is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Burlingtonland's national animal is the Zephyr, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Burlingtonland is ranked 569th in the world and 393rd in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 199 Valid Endorsements.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 569thMost Influential: 964thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,346thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,473rdTop
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Nicest Citizens: 1,735thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,782ndMost Pacifist: 1,904thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,011thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,375thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,587thMost Inclusive: 2,592ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,684thBest Weather: 2,687thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,802ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,883rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,073rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,369thMost Developed: 3,576thSafest: 3,585thHealthiest Citizens: 3,631stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,762ndMost Cultured: 3,869thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,937thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,638thLargest Governments: 5,002ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,663rdSmartest Citizens: 5,749thLowest Crime Rates: 5,767thMost Efficient Economies: 6,466thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,503rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,094thTop
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Nudest: 8,480thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,504thHighest Average Incomes: 12,617thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,000thHighest Economic Output: 15,597th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 68th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 89th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 99th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 110th in the regionMost Pacifist: 111th in the regionNicest Citizens: 113th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 120th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 121st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 127th in the regionBest Weather: 162nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 168th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 171st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 178th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 183rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 187th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 193rd in the regionSafest: 195th in the regionMost Cultured: 198th in the regionMost Developed: 202nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 207th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 225th in the regionLargest Governments: 237th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 275th in the regionNudest: 289th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 296th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 301st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 316th in the regionMost Influential: 358th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 393rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 403rd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 472nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 502nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 598th in the regionLargest Populations: 699th in the regionMost Politically Free: 706th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 742nd in the regionMost Stationary: 844th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 199 » Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Siwale, Pallaith, Notyoutopia, El Fiji Grande, Shibutani, Shin-Hachioji, Ethnon, Sunto, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Malta Comino Gozo, Wilkshire, Sundred, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Maott, Dar es Saalam, Atain, Selfgradatude, United Draconia, Q w e r t y, Zeternia, Former English Colony, Holy Oranz, Wineclaw, Universal State Formula, Shadowrik, Buckerino, Sil Dorsett, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Highton Islands, Yukti, Babacar, New Bremerton, Arstungry, Moubarakistan, Great Bights Mum, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Cinnibar, Spartoptia, Niradans, United Kahndaq, SORT, General COE, Votak Matim, and 149 others.Sinelona, Vincone Cae, Valhalla123, North Bratislava, Egalico, New Lakemba, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Guer Aike, Kasazzastan, Wunderstrafanstalt, Omnistria, Avemterra, Warsaw-Halicz, Cloydicia, Amauri, Federation Terra Australis, Outer Egorniand, Diodone, Guslantis, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Lunallian, Napnomadia, Bearical, Kulgatha, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Empy, Xentherida, Steraz, Torakuen, The South Falls, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Unsophisticate, Pleroma Sans Romans, Pasargad, Alunya, Ainsworth, New Trisone, Ozstan, Joodey, The Sinclarian Provinces, Zemnaya Svoboda, Kalatona, Panama Coalition, Acrabinnia, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, Axstahl, Saturns Edge, Ibiscaton, Newpromisedland, Misuvelia, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Lower Nubia, Xandarnia, Haor Chall, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Rydeum, Victoriaans Nederlands, Planes, Amerian States, Rkainjel, Aratani, East Spopovichka, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Bananoonza, 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, Analomink, Elder Realms, Fayyayid, Makersaulache, Constantinolia, Solidair, Astrind, Glurponia, Loutsland, Xzavia-Hjar, British Pacific Islands, Orado, Wisconsota, Utopicican, Lindsaystan, Brettenia, Penrith, Cuyan, Runeda, Daiz, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Great Javadwipa, Abject Ludicrosity, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, PotatoFarmers, Moisus, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Delmak, Miruma, Orven, Ponantine, Racoda, Oolah kooshie, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Loli County, Fizban, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Neworva, Altamonte, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Wallachian People, Angshire, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Germanic Araya, Xagill, Kranostav, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, Eravonia, Lunr, and Ravendi.

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