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BearStackof2015

Population405 million

CapitalBearstonia

CurrencyCalzones
AnimalBearStack

The Community of BearStackof2015 is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its smutty television, state-planned economy, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 405 million BearStacks hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bearstonia. The average income tax rate is 51.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient BearStackian economy, worth 40.3 trillion Calzoneses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 99,508 Calzoneses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens may cast their vote over the internet or phone, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, catching an old friend by surprise on the street can be a shocking experience, and the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels. Crime is totally unknown. BearStackof2015's national animal is the BearStack, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

BearStackof2015 is ranked 13,704th in the world and 415th in The East Pacific for Most Inclusive, scoring 157.49 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 239thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 3,989thMost Influential: 6,295thMost Politically Free: 6,335thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,347thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,240thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,568thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,372ndNicest Citizens: 8,436thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 9,463rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,288thBest Weather: 12,862ndMost Rebellious Youth: 13,526thMost Inclusive: 13,704thMost Developed: 14,374thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,159thRudest Citizens: 15,451stMost Beautiful Environments: 17,339thLargest Retail Industry: 17,376thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,508th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 51st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 68th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 153rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 168th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 214th in the regionNicest Citizens: 242nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 280th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 287th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 339th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 365th in the regionBest Weather: 367th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 397th in the regionMost Inclusive: 415th in the regionMost Developed: 423rd in the regionMost Influential: 427th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 432nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 451st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 468th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 483rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 491st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 502nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 524th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 572nd in the regionMost Cultured: 641st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 646th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 662nd in the region

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