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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,099thMost Influential: 10,283rd
The Chosen Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Arms, War, and Bravery
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder / WA Delegate / Diarch
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Few

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Bassiliya

Population2.201 billion

CurrencyKairma
AnimalOwl

The Chosen Empire of Bassiliya is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 2.201 billion Bassiliyans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 70.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Bassiliyan economy, worth 62.2 trillion Kairmas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 28,249 Kairmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, organ donation is compulsory, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, and X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bassiliya's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Bassiliya is ranked 33,756th in the world and 13th in Thegye for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,169.96 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the region

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