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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,394thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,625thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,103rd
The Barren Lands of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Life here, sucks
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Barrencol

Population2.888 billion

CapitalDeceased-col
LeaderBarry Cola
FaithCowism

Currencycow skull
Animalcow

The Barren Lands of Barrencol is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Barry Cola with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.888 billion Barras enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deceased-col. The average income tax rate is 62.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barren economy, worth 238 trillion cow skulls a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 82,551 cow skulls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Pharmacists increasingly claim they are morally obligated to take long lunches, agricultural employees work for peanuts, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Barrencol as a reminder of their "special relationship", and choking on cow skulls is a leading cause of death for wild animals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barrencol's national animal is the cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cowism.

Barrencol is ranked 69,552nd in the world and 54th in New West Indies for Highest Economic Output, with 238 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,394thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,625thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,103rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,040thNicest Citizens: 10,911thMost Armed: 11,339thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,550thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,655thBest Weather: 13,052ndLargest Retail Industry: 13,266thMost Influential: 14,747thMost Developed: 16,672ndMost Primitive: 18,057thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,588thMost Inclusive: 18,797thMost Cultured: 19,937thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,949thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,955thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,284thHealthiest Citizens: 20,421stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,491stMost Advanced Public Education: 21,574thHighest Drug Use: 22,015thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,567th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barrencol voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Regulation on the Integrity of Genetic Data".
  • : Barrencol voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Barrencol was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Barrencol's influence in New West Indies rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Barrencol voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Blood Donation Safety and Equality Act".
  • : Barrencol voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Barrencol was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Barrencol voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibition Of Honor-Based Violence".
  • : Barrencol was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Barrencol was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.

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