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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 24thMost Influential: 175thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,365th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
United in diversity
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Bankowiata

Population983 million

CapitalBankowiata City
LeaderStrong AI

CurrencyVirtual Coin
AnimalHedgehog

The Republic of Bankowiata is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Strong AI with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, vat-grown people, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 983 million Bankowiatans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bankowiata City. The average income tax rate is 93.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bankowiatan economy, worth 134 trillion Virtual Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 136,864 Virtual Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

In life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint, and crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bankowiata's national animal is the Hedgehog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bankowiata is ranked 61,315th in the world and 2,577th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 73.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 24thMost Influential: 175thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,365thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,954thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,630thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,684thSafest: 3,235thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,547thMost Inclusive: 4,633rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,932ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,460thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,759thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,951stNicest Citizens: 5,996thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,113thMost Developed: 6,232ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,312thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,557thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,657thHealthiest Citizens: 6,798thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,145thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,278thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,984thLargest Governments: 8,005thSmartest Citizens: 8,543rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,632ndLowest Crime Rates: 9,384thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,067thMost Secular: 10,177thBest Weather: 10,701stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,590thMost Efficient Economies: 16,401stHighest Average Incomes: 17,575thMost Cultured: 19,576thMost Income Equality: 22,726th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 56th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 153rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 164th in the regionSafest: 176th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 225th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 253rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 297th in the regionMost Inclusive: 300th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 304th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 318th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 321st in the regionNicest Citizens: 334th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 344th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 352nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 357th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 368th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 382nd in the regionMost Developed: 382nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 400th in the regionLargest Governments: 415th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 449th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 482nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 485th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 506th in the regionMost Secular: 518th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 555th in the regionBest Weather: 635th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 659th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 845th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 851st in the regionMost Cultured: 983rd in the region

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