“E pluribus unum”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: the South Pacific
The Republic of Bzerneleg is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Donald Blythe with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, otherworldly petting zoo, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 5.96 billion Bzernes 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belmont. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.3%.
The frighteningly efficient Bzernelegian economy, worth 962 trillion Francs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 161,530 Francs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 543,946 per year while the poor average 35,538, a ratio of 15.3 to 1.
Veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days, the government is deliberately installing bloatware onto computers, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, and citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'. Crime is totally unknown. Bzerneleg's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bzerneleg's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Kingdom of Sedunn.
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Dazzling Glory of Land Without Shrimp.
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Divine Abode of Churumduul.
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Space Pirate Empire of New Briantown.
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Choodox.
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Empire of Tsvetania.
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Sound Waves of UnShleepd.
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Golden Democratic States of The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine.
- : Bzerneleg was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Upper Tyrconnel.
Endorsements Received: 47 » Pays de Loire, Erinor, Rebel-topia, The Filippinas, Quiescent, Volaworand, Barabarom, Japanese Federal Republic, Saciu, Wehraboos, Aidenfieeld, Qawe, Aumeltopia, Tsunamy, Beepee, Mew Nation, Agalaesia, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Academy of Umbrellas, Dasko, Ostanasia, Hanguk-Nippon, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Xandev, United Federated States of Omega, Farengeto, Havenfell, Qvait, FreeFishers, Luddinlande, Ariankido, Srevana, Jennaterra, North Prarie, The Sk8ing Unicorn, Aurcania, BootJack, Ketathinamiri Islands, Upper Tyrconnel, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, UnShleepd, Tsvetania, Choodox, New Briantown, Churumduul, Land Without Shrimp, and Sedunn.