by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 621stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,421stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,457th
The Democratic States of
Capitalizt Self-Congratulatory Merchant Bankers
Expect what you give.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population248 million


The Democratic States of Bortheria is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 248 million Bortherians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. The average income tax rate is 4.5%.

The all-consuming Bortherian economy, worth 24.1 trillion bones a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is 97,249 bones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, there's no such thing as bad publicity, and political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Bortheria's national animal is the owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Bortheria is ranked 4,363rd in the world and 42nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 8,085.5 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 621stTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,421stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,457thRudest Citizens: 3,675thFattest Citizens: 4,252ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,363rdHighest Crime Rates: 4,438thMost Influential: 4,612thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,998thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,660thMost Avoided: 5,885thLargest Retail Industry: 6,488thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,520thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,846thTop
Most Armed: 11,105thHighest Drug Use: 12,948thMost Pro-Market: 16,514thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,610thLargest Mining Sector: 19,533rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 43rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 47th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 59th in the regionFattest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Avoided: 60th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 62nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 64th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 66th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 90th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 110th in the regionMost Armed: 146th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 161st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 161st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 164th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bortheria, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm.
  • : Following new legislation in Bortheria, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
  • : Following new legislation in Bortheria, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.
  • : Following new legislation in Bortheria, pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents.
  • : Bortheria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Bortheria was endorsed by The People's Republic of Georce.
  • : Following new legislation in Bortheria, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
  • : Following new legislation in Bortheria, students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art.
  • : Following new legislation in Bortheria, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Bortheria, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 233 » Kuriko, Valentian Elysium, Waitiki, Ehrgeizig, The Republic of Osea, Wysrod, Dustwind, Kachikawawa, Tamsalin, Anisopterra, The Soylent Green Party, Evertopia, Ignis Cinere, Nemohsis, Liberdon, Keswickholt, West Whale, Vivolkha, The Galactic RepubIlic, Krystalveil, Isentran, New CHOP, Tzo, Slaytania, Point Comfort Colony, Lisokyo, Ali Faridi, Northern African Sahara, Creeptopia, United Kingdom of Selesnia, Ao Kuang, Drewish, City of Saint Nicolas, Jesehannu, Catiels, Sawhirius, Zuleit, AciaciaMont, Nilveroe, Setealem, Selfide, Zog Imperialis, Aeraven, Okimana, Vill Send, Gewisse, Silvastorn, Oyste, Republic of Libriano, Wuerttenberg, and 183 others.New Udonia, QuazaFire, Old Atlantica, Asakraka, West Longobardia, Miliarat, Vest Choslayance, Calrad, Amabanana, Namakan, Haivon, Itic, Republic of Nutella, Katitania, Carricka, Greenmont Federation, Canthos, Alleida, Bradmarkers, Dzurvia, Vones Monourakal, Geonomia, Islands of Czechia, Northern Nivaria, Brackilvanyia, Erenonde, Diahn, Vragar, Aurorastar, Lower Phlebacite, Solsevara, Drusila, AliEN A, Zeklandia, Airday, Lprodigz, Swag Chief Bubba Estate, Acvilsol, Mastodonia, Confederacy of Imperial Territories, Final Universal Order, Saybel, Alaxia, Leyarts, Prairiesora, Far New Zum, Ferte, Est Edmus Turs, Dasterotchavan, Palman, Pesna, Zeganas, West Coulee, Gal Cradia, The Parandeam, Marroc, Eist, Holma, Ria Reavi, Juiulia, Medetas, Nea Portucale, Creightland, Nooooooooooooooo, Skamor, Uravel, Terra Royaume, The Pipiles, Carthegia, Lantzalot, Achiotopia, Atlaca, A R V E R N A, Sumipe, Untied coconuts government, South Comradia, Giraten, Yakkandiania, IslaMond, Eames, Sovieka, Karlando, Democratic Republic Of Unified States, KaldDalen, Normerk, Hanrimac, Petroporos, New Tamara, Grimmywelsh, Seantonia, Chip Skylark, Tangora, Zopciria, St Lennys Island, Northern Narnialand, Tommerton, Dystopija, Cherkeskia, Nogalacia, Ergandia, Kebecois, Caldorado, Anollasia, Ariree, Novegia, Chocolate Coookies, Quwoe, Nanase Army, Nuremburgia, Better Indonesia, Euclid Island, Tills, Riance, North Southumberland, Son Weslana, Zyrcrestia, Ascended Union, Transvolcanic, Pardul, The unidet Of life, Sedek-Cantus, Arctic Coalition, Mystaaria, ShadowVoltia, Vontarus, Hunism, Hell Dos, Andreusz, Testa, Anigeto, Danyl, Quemfaria, Kaltovar, Voldwinashunst, The Snake Brotherhood, PYT, New Terrasol, Teabagia, New Suwa, Haarlen, Tsan Derch, Airegin123, Zachais, True Mans, Tycorn, Arkerinia, Grungerock, Crysanthem, Dorab, Intteringoniseme, Samonaemia, Manurajya, Kildare, Dadalin, Uprus, Marxist Germany, Imperio de los Torres, Kyrizstanislav, Stoichlands, Allied Arctic States, Thinking Logically and Critically, Timid Turtle, Discotheque, Makykay, Generic Country Name That Is Available, Riachisland, Echocrimsonia, Pedapudi, Pianaville, Maalemzya, Republic of Tikistan, New Goldman, Serbianistan, Ilfarasia, Haxx Isles, HumanSanity, Kalldunn, Ebadin, Sorthine, Ternigrasia, New Aireland, Patch Rabbit, and Georce.

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