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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,268thRudest Citizens: 1,464thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,508th
The Technocratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Barfleur

Population3.361 billion

CapitalLa Hogue
LeaderAndrew II
FaithFree Thought

Currencykrona
Animalbeaver

The Technocratic Republic of Barfleur is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Andrew II with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.361 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 prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Hogue. The average income tax rate is 80.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barfleurian economy, worth 905 trillion kronor a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 269,415 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Meat-eating is frowned upon, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods, Barfleurian soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting, and the nation gives peace a chance - usually one in a million. 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 123,585th in the world and 4,800th in The East Pacific for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 691.96 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,268thRudest Citizens: 1,464thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,508thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,020thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,378thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,411thLargest Black Market: 2,549thMost Influential: 2,665thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,720thHighest Average Incomes: 2,746thMost Cultured: 4,131stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,212thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,341stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,655thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,776thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,239thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,944thMost Efficient Economies: 6,524thLargest Retail Industry: 6,902ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,049thLargest Governments: 7,481stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,705thMost Secular: 7,765thMost Armed: 9,073rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,383rdMost Developed: 9,422ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,530thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,471stSmartest Citizens: 10,709thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,957thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,499thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,920thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,171stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,694thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,926thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,605thHighest Economic Output: 18,921stMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,276th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionRudest Citizens: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 45th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 50th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 62nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 75th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 104th in the regionMost Cultured: 106th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 139th in the regionMost Influential: 148th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 153rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 154th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 155th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 156th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 169th in the regionLargest Governments: 189th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 189th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 195th in the regionMost Armed: 216th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 230th in the regionMost Developed: 268th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 273rd in the regionMost Secular: 273rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 276th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 280th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 283rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 285th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 314th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 370th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 382nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 403rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 459th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 508th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 567th in the regionMost Stationary: 578th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 578th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 743rd in the regionLargest Populations: 896th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barfleur was endorsed by The Republic of Oerkar.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the nation gives peace a chance - usually one in a million.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, Barfleurian soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting.
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Barfleur endorsed The Disconcerting Deputy of Flying Snow.
  • : Barfleur was endorsed by The Disconcerting Deputy of Flying Snow.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, it turns out that money can buy you happiness.

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