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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,563rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,592ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,964th
The 3rd United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
United with common goals, freedom and prosperity!
Influence
Duckspeaker
Speaker of the Assembly
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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Baaas

Population1.744 billion

CapitalJergeb
LeaderAlinda Mani

CurrencyBaeghott
AnimalBaasian Monkey

The 3rd United Socialist States of Baaas is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Alinda Mani with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.744 billion Baaasians 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 juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jergeb. The average income tax rate is 87.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Baaasian economy, worth 148 trillion Baeghotts 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 mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is 85,001 Baeghotts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anti-government web sites are springing up, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street", no one engages in 'locker room talk' any more, and anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baaas's national animal is the Baasian Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Baaas is ranked 179,359th in the world and 81st in Confederacy of Layem for Largest Black Market, with 51.7 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,563rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,592ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,964thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,311thMost Influential: 8,643rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,170thSafest: 9,805thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,266thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,586thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,772ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,815thTop
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Best Weather: 13,424thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,627thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,720thMost Inclusive: 14,044thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,429thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,395thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,124thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,928thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,025thLargest Governments: 19,056thMost Cultured: 19,546thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,750thLowest Crime Rates: 20,973rdHighest Poor Incomes: 21,632ndMost Income Equality: 22,667th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Income Equality: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the region

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