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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,241stHighest Drug Use: 1,274thMost Politically Free: 1,591st
The Anti-Sadist Institution of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
If one is not puzzled, one becomes a replica of others.
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Population2.528 billion

CapitalUniversity Office
LeaderDean Cadmius Antioak Disignotus
FaithTheory of Knowledge

AnimalNon-Intelligent-Sentient Beings

The Anti-Sadist Institution of BrightBayUniversity is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dean Cadmius Antioak Disignotus with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.528 billion Professionals are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of University Office. The average income tax rate is 81.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient BrightBayUniversityian economy, worth 301 trillion Books 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, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 impressive 119,142 Books, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation", the government has certified several glow-in-the-dark athletes as drug free, hay has been added to school cafeteria menus, and a valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales'. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. BrightBayUniversity's national animal is the Non-Intelligent-Sentient Beings, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Theory of Knowledge.

BrightBayUniversity is ranked 78,710th in the world and 278th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 125,785.91 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,241stHighest Drug Use: 1,274thMost Politically Free: 1,591stTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,709thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,363rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,439thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,611thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,133rdNicest Citizens: 5,397thMost Inclusive: 5,460thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,995thNudest: 7,134thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,400thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,554thMost Income Equality: 8,222ndMost Extreme: 8,301stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,371stLargest Black Market: 9,052ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,402ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,638thMost Developed: 11,773rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,039thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,252ndMost Cultured: 12,920thSmartest Citizens: 13,100thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,964thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,441stMost Influential: 14,449thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,032ndMost Efficient Economies: 16,634thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,075thMost Pacifist: 17,217thHighest Crime Rates: 17,239thLargest Governments: 17,653rd
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionNudest: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 35th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 38th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 42nd in the region

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