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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,607thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,221stMost Pacifist: 3,332nd
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Beretand

Population1.55 billion

CapitalBlue Mountain

CurrencyEuro
AnimalLundgren Dolphin

The Commonwealth of Beretand is a massive, genial nation, notable for its public floggings, state-planned economy, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.55 billion Beretandics are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blue Mountain. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Beretandian economy, worth 199 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 129,000 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, Max Barry is this year's Miss Beretand, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Beretand's national animal is the Lundgren Dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Beretand is ranked 128,661st in the world and 146th in Spiritus for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,115.13 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,607thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,221stMost Pacifist: 3,332ndMost Inclusive: 4,076thSafest: 4,378thBest Weather: 4,628thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,767thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,087thNicest Citizens: 5,135thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,276thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,513thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,765thMost Developed: 5,911thLowest Crime Rates: 5,985thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,116thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,300thHealthiest Citizens: 6,400thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,789thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,598thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,652ndSmartest Citizens: 7,738thLargest Governments: 8,053rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,205thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,938thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,995thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,257thMost Cultured: 9,792ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,354thMost Income Equality: 11,395thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,564thMost Secular: 14,444thMost Influential: 15,503rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,626thHighest Average Incomes: 20,137thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,310thMost Efficient Economies: 22,616th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Beretand voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Protected Working Leave"".
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, Max Barry is this year's Miss Beretand.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, there have been reports of people marrying housepets.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, builders across Beretand are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Beretand, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.

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