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Bear Connors Paradiso

Population19.142 billion

CapitalMark Barry Michael
LeaderDr Eamer


The Serene Democracy of Bear Connors Paradiso is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dr Eamer with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, disturbing lack of elderly people, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 19.142 billion Bears hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mark Barry Michael. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient a Bear economy, worth a remarkable 5,025 trillion euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 262,526 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard, ratings for sitcom reruns are often much higher than election debates, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Bear Connors Paradiso's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is agnostic.

Bear Connors Paradiso is ranked 11,774th in the world and 361st in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 84.3 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 6thHighest Crime Rates: 55thMost Armed: 83rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 111thMost Rebellious Youth: 130thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 134thMost Beautiful Environments: 204thMost Secular: 208thRudest Citizens: 231stSmartest Citizens: 319thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 477thBest Weather: 599thMost Influential: 859thHighest Disposable Incomes: 905thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 932ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,152ndMost Stationary: 1,199thLargest Black Market: 1,456thHighest Economic Output: 1,491stMost Efficient Economies: 1,500thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,949thHighest Average Incomes: 2,499thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,572ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,928thMost Cultured: 5,005thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,377thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,413thHealthiest Citizens: 5,630thLargest Populations: 5,786thTop
Most Inclusive: 8,948thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,613thMost Developed: 11,774thNudest: 12,774thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,027th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 36th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 41st in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 55th in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 73rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 76th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 137th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 154th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 165th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 297th in the regionNudest: 306th in the regionMost Inclusive: 328th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 361st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 415th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 617th in the region

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