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Most Secular: 1,075thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,568thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,726th
The Radical Behaviorism of
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The real mistake is to stop trying
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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BF Skinner

Population25.109 billion

CapitalSusquehanna Depot
LeaderSelf
FaithAgnostic Pantheism

Currencypositive reinforcement
Animalstudent

The Radical Behaviorism of BF Skinner is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Self with a fair hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, complete lack of prisons, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic population of 25.109 billion BF Skinnerians 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Susquehanna Depot. The average income tax rate is 9.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient BF Skinnerian economy, worth a remarkable 4,683 trillion positive reinforcements 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, 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 an impressive 186,543 positive reinforcements, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Hit and run driving is no longer a crime - it's the national sport, the government funds large training centres to turn students into functioning members of society, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, and Self's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. BF Skinner's national animal is the student, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic Pantheism.

BF Skinner is ranked 175,444th in the world and 322nd in NationStates for Most Extreme, scoring 11.6 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Secular: 1,075thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,568thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,726thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,839thHighest Economic Output: 2,302ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,348thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,499thMost Inclusive: 3,000thLargest Black Market: 3,283rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,466thRudest Citizens: 3,562ndNicest Citizens: 4,051stLargest Populations: 4,129thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,172ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,223rdMost Armed: 4,297thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,028thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,364thMost Cultured: 5,707thLargest Retail Industry: 6,039thMost Stationary: 6,523rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,407thHighest Average Incomes: 8,141stMost Corrupt Governments: 8,555thSmartest Citizens: 8,801stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,784thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,831stMost Developed: 10,202ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,507thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,971stMost Influential: 13,103rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,611thHealthiest Citizens: 18,333rdLongest Average Lifespans: 20,218thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,164thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,425th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 38th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Populations: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 49th in the regionMost Politically Free: 51st in the regionMost Influential: 51st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, Self's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, the government funds large training centres to turn students into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, hit and run driving is no longer a crime - it's the national sport.
  • : BF Skinner was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, the student is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction.
  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.
  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, the entire entry for BF Skinner in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in BF Skinner, BF Skinnerian watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.

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