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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: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Burlingtonland

Population8.062 billion

CapitalBurlington
LeaderHis Ascended Memeness Ken Bone

CurrencyNondescript Monetary Unit
AnimalZephyr

The Bacon-Loving Hippie Commune of Burlingtonland is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by His Ascended Memeness Ken Bone with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.062 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Burlington. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Burlingtonlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,208 trillion Nondescript Monetary Units a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 149,955 Nondescript Monetary Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, where there's a will there is usually a password manager, romantic sunsets are no longer interrupted by explosions and monstrous roars, and elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation. 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 201,570th in the world and 8,829th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.61 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 816thMost Influential: 1,210thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,315thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,484thMost Pacifist: 1,818thNicest Citizens: 1,883rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,001stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,017thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,261stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,348thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,481stBest Weather: 2,611thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,673rdMost Inclusive: 2,897thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,980thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,026thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,201stSafest: 3,465thHealthiest Citizens: 3,506thMost Cultured: 3,642ndMost Developed: 3,752ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,787thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,114thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,776thLargest Governments: 4,922ndSmartest Citizens: 5,513thLowest Crime Rates: 5,589thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,274thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,044thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,850thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,059thMost Efficient Economies: 9,574thTop
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Nudest: 11,137thHighest Average Incomes: 13,417thHighest Economic Output: 13,781stLargest Publishing Industry: 15,536thMost Secular: 20,142nd
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Largest Welfare Programs: 73rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 74th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 88th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 97th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 109th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 116th in the regionMost Pacifist: 118th in the regionNicest Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 137th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 144th in the regionBest Weather: 169th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 174th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 177th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 178th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 180th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 187th in the regionMost Cultured: 191st in the regionMost Inclusive: 192nd in the regionSafest: 196th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 215th in the regionMost Developed: 218th in the regionLargest Governments: 253rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 274th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 309th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 348th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 406th in the regionNudest: 408th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 409th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 442nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 492nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 518th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 521st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 566th in the regionMost Stationary: 578th in the regionLargest Populations: 636th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 637th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 790th in the regionMost Politically Free: 817th in the region

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