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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,038thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,496thMost Secular: 6,770th
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Baaas

Population2.209 billion

CapitalJergeb
LeaderBenatsa Tsanitso

CurrencyBaeghott
AnimalBaasian Monkey

The 3rd United Socialist States of Baaas is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Benatsa Tsanitso with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, state-planned economy, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.209 billion Baaasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jergeb. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Baaasian economy, worth 182 trillion Baeghotts 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 Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is 82,488 Baeghotts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, and enemy combatants are presumed guilty until proven innocent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baaas's national animal is the Baasian Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Baaas is ranked 80,695th in the world and 52nd in Confederacy of Layem for Highest Economic Output, with 182 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 6,496thMost Secular: 6,770thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,829thMost Influential: 6,876thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,268thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,482ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,367thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,691stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,021stSafest: 10,728thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,751stBest Weather: 11,104thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,915thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,462ndMost Inclusive: 14,569thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,866thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 16,522ndMost Subsidized Industry: 16,951stLargest Governments: 18,241stMost Cultured: 19,441stMost Income Equality: 21,149thLowest Crime Rates: 22,379thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,435thHealthiest Citizens: 23,501st
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the region

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