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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 23rdMost Influential: 141stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,138th
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Bankowiata

Population1.225 billion

CapitalBankowiata City
LeaderStrong AI

CurrencyVirtual Gold Coin
AnimalHedgehog

The Republic of Bankowiata is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Strong AI with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 1.225 billion Bankowiatans 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 enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bankowiata City. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Bankowiatan economy, worth 174 trillion Virtual Gold Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 142,177 Virtual Gold Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, solid-gold toilets are Bankowiatan prisons' least expensive furnishings, the Bankowiatan Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, and Bankowiata is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bankowiata's national animal is the Hedgehog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bankowiata is ranked 243,642nd in the world and 9,320th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.12 Weapons Per Person.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 23rdMost Influential: 141stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,138thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,520thMost Pacifist: 2,183rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,246thTop
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Safest: 2,814thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,532ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,641stMost Inclusive: 3,935thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,411thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,436thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,562ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,734thNicest Citizens: 4,834thMost Developed: 5,000thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,097thHealthiest Citizens: 5,209thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,237thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,241stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,503rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,847thLargest Governments: 6,498thSmartest Citizens: 6,880thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,029thLowest Crime Rates: 7,822ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,982ndMost Beautiful Environments: 8,152ndBest Weather: 8,410thMost Secular: 9,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,257thMost Efficient Economies: 12,031stTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 16,088thMost Cultured: 16,903rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 130th in the regionMost Pacifist: 137th in the regionSafest: 155th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 166th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 191st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 230th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 231st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 233rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 264th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 265th in the regionNicest Citizens: 285th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 285th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 310th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 311th in the regionMost Developed: 312th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 314th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 316th in the regionLargest Governments: 350th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 392nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 417th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 423rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 456th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 458th in the regionMost Secular: 467th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 494th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 516th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 648th in the regionNudest: 771st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 807th in the regionMost Cultured: 868th in the region

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