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Greater Bearlandia

Population209 million

CurrencySilver Moose
AnimalSun Bear

The Republic of Greater Bearlandia is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The democratic population of 209 million Greater Bearlandians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 41.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Greater Bearlandian economy, worth 9.52 trillion Silver Moose a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 45,562 Silver Moose, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, and concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Bearlandia's national animal is the Sun Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Greater Bearlandia is ranked 194,303rd in the world and 66th in Krasnaya for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 60,659 Standard Monetary Units.

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Safest: 14,941stMost Pacifist: 18,156thMost Primitive: 23,338thMost Politically Free: 24,149th
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Safest: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Greater Bearlandia endorsed The Supreme and Exalted Empire of Gatchina.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Bearlandia, concert halls sport signs proclaiming "No Shorts, Sandals or Swastikas".
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Bearlandia, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Bearlandia, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Bearlandia, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Bearlandia, politicians bribe ten-year-old geniuses to sit their aptitude tests.
  • : Greater Bearlandia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Greater Bearlandia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".
  • : Greater Bearlandia's influence in Krasnaya rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Greater Bearlandia, autopsies often involve only cursory examination.

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