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Rudest Citizens: 2,159thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,366thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,462nd
The Technocratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.915 billion

CapitalLa Hogue
LeaderAndrew II
FaithFree Thought


The Technocratic Republic of Barfleur is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Andrew II with an even hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.915 billion Barfleurians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Hogue. The average income tax rate is 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barfleurian economy, worth 661 trillion kronor a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 226,944 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property, holidaymakers sleep curled up on the floor as hotel beds are replaced with oversized bookcases, and replacement organs are grown in vats. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Barfleur's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Free Thought.

Barfleur is ranked 4,470th in the world and 93rd in The East Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 226,944.57 Standard Monetary Units.

Rudest Citizens: 2,159thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,366thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,462ndMost Influential: 2,578thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,629thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,369thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,418thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,659thLargest Black Market: 3,837thMost Cultured: 4,318thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,385thHighest Average Incomes: 4,470thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,547thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,087thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,453rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,993rdMost Secular: 8,708thMost Armed: 8,741stMost Efficient Economies: 10,194thTop
Largest Governments: 10,375thLargest Retail Industry: 10,382ndMost Developed: 10,946thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,308thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,501stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,674thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,376thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,429thSmartest Citizens: 13,878thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,186thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,302ndHighest Drug Use: 15,200thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,275thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,356thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,741stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,043rd
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 53rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 57th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 67th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 74th in the regionLargest Black Market: 77th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 82nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 88th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 93rd in the regionMost Cultured: 109th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 124th in the regionMost Influential: 148th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 155th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 167th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 179th in the regionMost Armed: 197th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 243rd in the regionLargest Governments: 246th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 260th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 268th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 294th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 300th in the regionMost Developed: 306th in the regionMost Secular: 309th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 316th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 319th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 352nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 355th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 363rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 369th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 384th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 388th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 472nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 485th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 512th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 528th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 617th in the regionMost Stationary: 635th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 672nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 720th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 807th in the region

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