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Most Pacifist: 3,527thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,082ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,122nd
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Bursken

Population1.468 billion

CapitalTreskon
LeaderJonny Goldstar
FaithKadores

CurrencyStav
Animalfalcon

The Democratic States of Bursken is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Jonny Goldstar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.468 billion Burskonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Treskon. The average income tax rate is 71.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Burskenian economy, worth 182 trillion Stavs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 124,229 Stavs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps, the government pours millions of Stavs into rehabilitation programs annually, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Jonny Goldstar's wardrobe, and graffiti graces every city's streets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bursken's national animal is the falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Kadores.

Bursken is ranked 68,372nd in the world and 224th in Europeia for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,216.59 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Pacifist: 3,527thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,082ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,122ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,191stNicest Citizens: 4,376thBest Weather: 4,666thSafest: 5,253rdMost Influential: 5,471stHealthiest Citizens: 5,502ndMost Inclusive: 5,824thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,517thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,905thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,398thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,639thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,835thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,720thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,750thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,027thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,306thMost Developed: 11,468thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,051stLowest Crime Rates: 12,245thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,748thMost Cultured: 12,865thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,005thSmartest Citizens: 13,993rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,741stHighest Poor Incomes: 17,695thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,665thLargest Governments: 18,815thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,671stHighest Average Incomes: 21,816th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 33rd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionMost Pacifist: 55th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 60th in the regionNicest Citizens: 66th in the regionSafest: 68th in the regionBest Weather: 73rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • : Bursken voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Protected Working Leave"".
  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Jonny Goldstar's wardrobe.
  • : Bursken lodged a message on the Europeia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, the government pours millions of Stavs into rehabilitation programs annually.
  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps.
  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak.
  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Bursken, exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies".
  • : Bursken endorsed The Federation of Greatnessity City.

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