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The Confederal Directorate of Greater Banitia

“Peace and Pleasure”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Greater Banitia

Population11.006 billion

LeaderQueen Sophie


The Confederal Directorate of Greater Banitia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Queen Sophie with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, digital currency, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 11.006 billion Banitians 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 government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Social Policy also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Auralaide. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Banitian economy, worth a remarkable 2,054 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 186,671 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend, the state pays for care of easily preventable illnesses, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists, and it turns out that money can buy you happiness. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Banitia's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Phaetism.

Greater Banitia is ranked 176,501st in the world and 8,763rd in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 16.43 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 310thNicest Citizens: 418thMost Compassionate Citizens: 442ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 485thMost Cheerful Citizens: 591stMost Inclusive: 665thMost Pacifist: 700thHealthiest Citizens: 722ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 782ndMost Developed: 792ndSafest: 810thLongest Average Lifespans: 958thMost Cultured: 1,075thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,444thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,921stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,935thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,993rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,356thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,453rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,630thBest Weather: 2,694thMost Influential: 2,969thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,754thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,105thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,104thLargest Governments: 5,446thHighest Economic Output: 6,704thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,093rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,277thHighest Average Incomes: 7,527thMost Efficient Economies: 8,562ndTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 8,912thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,460thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,517thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,498thMost Devout: 12,785thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,097th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Pacifist: 44th in the regionMost Developed: 44th in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionSafest: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 49th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 56th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 62nd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 104th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 120th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 121st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 121st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 139th in the regionBest Weather: 169th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 172nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 182nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 190th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 224th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 250th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 266th in the regionLargest Governments: 280th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 375th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 404th in the regionLargest Populations: 429th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 431st in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 450th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 498th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 550th in the regionMost Devout: 571st in the regionNudest: 648th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 703rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 714th in the regionMost Influential: 783rd in the region

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