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The Incorporated States of El Barris

“Peace and Justice”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands

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El Barris

Population1.543 billion

CapitalCiudad de Barri
LeaderTarradellas
FaithTaris

Currencypeso
Animalfalcon

The Incorporated States of El Barris is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Tarradellas with an even hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, ubiquitous missile silos, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.543 billion Barris have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ciudad de Barri. The average income tax rate is 54.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Barri economy, worth 231 trillion pesos a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 149,956 pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians have tenure, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, most citizens in El Barris are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government, and residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. El Barris's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Taris.

El Barris is ranked 19,740th in the world and 351st in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 62.9 quips per hour.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,596thMost Influential: 5,311thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,933rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,336thHealthiest Citizens: 9,101stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,081stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,408thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,178thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,201stTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,550thMost Developed: 13,911thBest Weather: 14,176thLowest Crime Rates: 14,352ndHighest Food Quality: 14,748thHighest Average Incomes: 15,514thMost Devout: 16,092ndMost Corrupt Governments: 16,119thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,442ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,810thHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,153rdMost Efficient Economies: 18,428thSmartest Citizens: 19,740thMost Cultured: 19,825thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,254thMost Inclusive: 20,525thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,846thLargest Governments: 23,252ndMost Beautiful Environments: 24,520thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24,821stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25,247thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,363rd
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Average: 109th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 110th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 122nd in the regionMost Devout: 123rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : El Barris was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in El Barris, residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in El Barris, most citizens in El Barris are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in El Barris, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens.
  • : Following new legislation in El Barris, politicians have tenure.
  • : Following new legislation in El Barris, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times.
  • : El Barris voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protections During Territorial Transitions".
  • : Following new legislation in El Barris, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : El Barris was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in El Barris, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.

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