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The Nation of Commonwealth of Baker Park

“Our common labor shall bring about our common wealth”

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

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Atlantian Oceania

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Commonwealth of Baker Park

Population5.624 billion

CapitalBelle Haven
LeaderTimothy Wentworth

Currencypound sterling
AnimalElk

The Nation of Commonwealth of Baker Park is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Timothy Wentworth with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.624 billion Baker Parkers 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Belle Haven. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth of Baker Parker economy, worth 613 trillion pound sterlings a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 109,102 pound sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, the government pours millions of pound sterlings into rehabilitation programs annually, and extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Commonwealth of Baker Park's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Commonwealth of Baker Park is ranked 202,940th in the world and 189th in Atlantian Oceania for Most Avoided, scoring 0.36 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,398thMost Pacifist: 3,508thSafest: 3,683rdBest Weather: 4,040thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,134thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,141stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,167thNicest Citizens: 4,325thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,346thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,599thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,839thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,050thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,516thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,624thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,610thLowest Crime Rates: 6,699thMost Developed: 6,808thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,949thHealthiest Citizens: 7,000thMost Cultured: 7,082ndMost Inclusive: 7,299thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,411thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,891stSmartest Citizens: 10,146thTop
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Largest Governments: 10,398thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,382ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,488thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,777thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,095thMost Influential: 16,037thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,081stMost Secular: 16,854thMost Stationary: 19,573rd
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the region

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