by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 1,118thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,173rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,272nd
The Meritocratic Republic of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
Unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.68 billion

CapitalLa Hogue
LeaderAndrew II
FaithFree Thought


The Meritocratic Republic of Barfleur is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Andrew II with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, free-roaming dinosaurs, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.68 billion Barfleurians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

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 86.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barfleurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,391 trillion kronor a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 297,385 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Barfleurian Space Agency, Andrew II's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, and power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barfleur's national animal is the beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Free Thought.

Barfleur is ranked 221,414th in the world and 7,597th in The East Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -8 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Rudest Citizens: 1,118thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,173rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,272ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,708thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,777thLargest Black Market: 1,848thHighest Average Incomes: 2,150thMost Influential: 2,319thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,481stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,987thMost Cultured: 3,095thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,447thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,594thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,931stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,108thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,180thMost Efficient Economies: 5,182ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,378thLargest Retail Industry: 5,391stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,394thLargest Governments: 6,229thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,981stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,998thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,807thMost Developed: 8,545thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,911thSmartest Citizens: 8,979thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,480thMost Armed: 9,581stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,119thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,905thMost Secular: 11,088thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,097thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,392ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,882ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,932ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,369thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,594thHighest Drug Use: 20,323rdLargest Gambling Industry: 20,554th
Rudest Citizens: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 65th in the regionMost Cultured: 79th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 80th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 113th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 123rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 141st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 141st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 146th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 148th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 169th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 173rd in the regionLargest Governments: 174th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 205th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 207th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 208th in the regionMost Armed: 229th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 234th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 245th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 249th in the regionMost Developed: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 275th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 286th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 290th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 309th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 311th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 316th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 319th in the regionMost Secular: 391st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 396th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 407th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 407th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 460th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 627th in the regionLargest Populations: 760th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky.
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ellenburg".
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands".
  • : Barfleur was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, Andrew II's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Barfleurian Space Agency.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.
  • : Barfleur endorsed The United States of New Era states.
  • : Barfleur was endorsed by The United States of New Era states.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 127 » H-Zhena, Hizuru, Wiranath, BearStackof2015, Squid Ruinosa, Axdel, The Buckeye States, Brotherland, Am Echad, Pakitsk, Roliganistan, VW53Aland, Kilkire, Plazland, Kangarawa, Dragons Blood, Bullpups, A Slanted Black Stripe, Elejamie, United China Nation, Rakshuland, Mundiferrum, New Bradenia Ghost, Firenation91, Marrabuk, Taurora, Ridann, East Malaysia, Rainbow Vests, The island of Kiria, Asendavia, Republic of Berzerkistan, Merlovich, Zukchiva, Grossvietnam, Federated States of Zootron, Talitoa, Tretrid, Davinhia, Tshana, Headpat Central, Lingu, Ripsylvania, Kalaratri, The Three States of Fortuna, Staynes, Euricanis, Kaigi, Bai Lung, Drunken Seal Islands, and 77 others.BuciLand, A mean old man, Santa Dystopia, Survivoristan, Slonful, La xinga, The solar ottomans, Slys Paws, New Leganes, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, CopyCato, Propwash, Oofery, Tissandra, Tawuse, Gunov, Coruh, Layngderfleethe, Modra, Greater New Cassandra, FreedomIand, Acronis, Nevertopia, Debluu, Anarchica landia, Republic of New India, Sunsistan, Cacnesia, Wallenburg, 3 14159265358979323846264, Tassirion, Dannemarie, Wakeopolis, ArenaC, Dravida India, From New World, Cellar Doors, THE V0ID, Lorrana, Kucia, The Bedford Initiative, Hogwarts of muggles, Eastern Alksearia, Argentianworkslasia, North Bernia, Jove Mahmo, Konneticut, ReReReRepublic, Cafe Hell, LibRight Libertarianism, Great Algerstonia, Heatherspike, The Kulaata Islands, Tofoon, Lueva, CANZUK 1, Technocratic Tagalog, Fellon, Vessarlian, Spiruvania, BowPen, Pirnovo, Empire of Dabiristan, Obridles, Arasakami, Rhealaliit, Eagle Crest, Devlon, Tierra Fuego, Veterans Association, Maricentria, Aquyia, Dermsie area, Zidium, Northern Celavon, and New Era states.

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