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Beretand

Population1.368 billion

CapitalBlue Mountain

CurrencyEuro
AnimalLundgren Dolphin

The Commonwealth of Beretand is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.368 billion Beretandics love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blue Mountain. The average income tax rate is 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Beretandian economy, worth 165 trillion Euros 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 120,920 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Promising seven years of bad luck leads to seven years of community service, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave, environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests, and Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Beretand's national animal is the Lundgren Dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Beretand is ranked 243,835th in the world and 303rd in Spiritus for Most Armed, with 0.12 Weapons Per Person.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,101stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,344thMost Pacifist: 3,755thSafest: 4,391stBest Weather: 5,139thMost Inclusive: 5,270thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,365thNicest Citizens: 5,708thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,242ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,243rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,465thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,512thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,691stHealthiest Citizens: 6,978thMost Developed: 7,003rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,340thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,506thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,558thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,159thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,567thSmartest Citizens: 8,853rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,271stLargest Governments: 9,592ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,396thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,576thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,253rdLargest Publishing Industry: 12,279thTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,609thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,891stMost Cultured: 13,263rdMost Secular: 14,586thMost Influential: 17,543rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,652ndMost Subsidized Industry: 23,011thHighest Average Incomes: 23,106th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Income Equality: 18th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, promising seven years of bad luck leads to seven years of community service.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, military funding has been stripped back.
  • : Beretand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home.

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