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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 658th Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,117th Most Devout: 2,216th
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Population1.384 billion



The Great Congregation of Brethren is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, lack of airports, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.384 billion Brethren are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thriwich. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Brethren economy, worth 108 trillion tokens 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 led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture and Tourism. Average income is 78,681 tokens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, Seagulls are considered a delicacy, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father, and a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brethren's national animal is the Seagull, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dolphinism.

Brethren is ranked 18,536th in the world and 489th in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 7,461.3 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 658thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,117thMost Devout: 2,216thMost Pacifist: 2,218thMost Influential: 2,234thNicest Citizens: 2,467thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,045thBest Weather: 3,353rdMost Inclusive: 4,147thSafest: 4,974thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,935thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,242ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,249thHealthiest Citizens: 6,479thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,566thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,740thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,087thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,117thLowest Crime Rates: 7,168thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,092ndTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 10,376thLargest Governments: 10,716thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,735thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,736thMost Cultured: 15,083rdMost Income Equality: 16,850th
Most Devout: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 54th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 65th in the regionNicest Citizens: 72nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 76th in the regionBest Weather: 101st in the regionSafest: 131st in the regionMost Inclusive: 138th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 144th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 150th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 156th in the regionMost Influential: 156th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 179th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 181st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 185th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 186th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 199th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 223rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 233rd in the regionLargest Governments: 267th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 285th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 333rd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 407th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 411th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 461st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 489th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 506th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 581st in the region

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