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Largest Retail Industry: 765th Largest Insurance Industry: 1,186th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,256th
The People's Republic of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Work hard and we might not kill you.
Milan Stojanovic
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population1.117 billion

LeaderMilan Stojanovic
FaithState Atheism


The People's Republic of Banabistan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Milan Stojanovic with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.117 billion Banabistanis are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, with Industry, Defense, and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaempfstok. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Banabistani economy, worth 178 trillion lire a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 159,504 lire, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 531,770 per year while the poor average 35,621, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy', stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends, and children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Banabistan's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Banabistan is ranked 148,999th in the world and 7,301st in The North Pacific for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 10.86 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Largest Retail Industry: 765thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,186thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,256thMost Secular: 1,447thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,456thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,763rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,283rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,413thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,777thMost Influential: 4,861stMost Avoided: 4,957thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,032ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,403rdTop
Largest Mining Sector: 9,837thHighest Average Incomes: 10,612thLargest Black Market: 11,085thMost Efficient Economies: 11,184thMost Conservative: 11,360thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,718thLowest Crime Rates: 12,154thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,744th
Largest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 39th in the regionMost Secular: 71st in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 94th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 149th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 165th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 166th in the regionMost Avoided: 171st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 171st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 238th in the regionLargest Black Market: 303rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 369th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 528th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 582nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 586th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 626th in the regionMost Conservative: 643rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 719th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Banabistan endorsed The First German Republic of German Holy Roman Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia.
  • : Banabistan endorsed The Poor Team of The Tampa Bay Rays.
  • : Banabistan was endorsed by The Poor Team of The Tampa Bay Rays.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy'.
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, puppies given out free in marketing promotions are often tossed straight into the trash.
  • : Banabistan was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Banabistan, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 129 » Fayyayid, El Fiji Grande, Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Notyoutopia, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Ethnon, Loutsland, Acrabinnia, Great Bights Mum, Former English Colony, Omnistria, Koda-Land, The Black Cathedral, Destructive Government Endorsing System, New Pruessen, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Test for a new hope, Castle Federation, Elder Realms, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Sinelona, Kasazzastan, Ikea Rike, Shibutani, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, Torakuen, Eriadni, Sunto, Kwaj, Malta Comino Gozo, Black Templares, Wilkshire, Trillius, Joodey, Justanistan, Dar es Saalam, Sheldanada, Loli County, North Bratislava, Makersaulache, Jasminlandia, New Bremerton, and 79 others.Dreadton, Sundred, Guer Aike, PlanetPunk, Miruma, Frances Francis the First of France, Steampunk Ariel, Spartoptia, Constantinolia, Wineclaw, Conservadoria, 1 very fast endotarter, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Pasargad, Sil Dorsett, Amauri, Astrind, Ejhsa, Aratani, Yalkan, Ibiscaton, Lomjia, Solidair, Cinnibar, Holy Oranz, Siwale, Viridiann, Abject Ludicrosity, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Moisus, Babacar, Narwhal, Free Azzaca, Bananaaaaa, Ostrolia, Kobagia, The Serdey Islands, British Pacific Islands, Samog, Steraz, SORT, Xzavia-Hjar, Subjugators, Egalico, Sockmanland, Wisconsota, Seenvorland, Haor Chall, Utopicican, Bearical, Aerilia, United Non-Southern American Empire, Lindsaystan, Elestrum, Penrith, The True Frog, Soviet Terran, Rkainjel, Runeda, Pallaith, Vincone Cae, Cuyan, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Nation of stars, Tappan Hills, Orado, Daiz, Alsace and Lorraine United, Great Javadwipa, Princely Irbis, Scientific empire, Valhalla123, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Zeternia, Concordare, and The Tampa Bay Rays.

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