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Most Primitive: 636th Most Devout: 948th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,402nd
The Commonwealth of
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Soli Deo gloria
Prime Minister John Howard
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Population3.444 billion

LeaderPrime Minister John Howard


The Commonwealth of Barlomia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Prime Minister John Howard with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, fear of technology, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.444 billion Barlomians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Barlo-Manchester. The average income tax rate is 86.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Barlomian economy, worth 324 trillion Barloes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 94,169 Barloes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

The government officially wants you to slow down and speak more clearly, both injustice and force-feeding are sticking in the craw of hunger-striking suffragettes, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, and inheritance tax has recently been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barlomia's national animal is the Bazaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Barlomia is ranked 174,172nd in the world and 43rd in RHINIA for Most Inclusive, scoring 6.11 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Primitive: 636thMost Devout: 948thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,402ndTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4,455thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,721stLowest Crime Rates: 6,772ndMost Influential: 7,023rdBest Weather: 8,031stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,759thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,274thMost Conservative: 9,428thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,755thSafest: 9,801stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,151stMost Corrupt Governments: 12,317thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,410thLargest Governments: 14,063rdMost Beautiful Environments: 14,485thMost Authoritarian: 15,017thMost Efficient Economies: 15,074thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,300thMost Developed: 16,022nd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the region

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