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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 759thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,034thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,670th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Why do I care what you do
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Rat Bastard

Population854 million

CapitalThe Nose
LeaderBoss Man

Currencycent
Animaldove

The Nomadic Peoples of Rat Bastard is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Boss Man with a fair hand, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, compulsory military service, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 854 million Rat Bastardians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Nose. The average income tax rate is 78.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Rat Bastardian economy, worth 73.3 trillion cents 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 Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 85,883 cents, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees her shadow, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, and prison visits increase substantially during election years. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rat Bastard's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Rat Bastard is ranked 175,656th in the world and 582nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -2 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 759thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,034thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,670thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,190thMost Influential: 8,268thMost Inclusive: 8,913thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,877thNicest Citizens: 10,853rdTop
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Safest: 15,387thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,421stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,978thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,451stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,875thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,322ndBest Weather: 19,854thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,178thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,726thMost Cultured: 21,229thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,995thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,287thLargest Governments: 24,040th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 99th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders.
  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow.
  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, military units are often seen arguing over which one is truly favored by the gods.
  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp.
  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations".
  • : Rat Bastard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather and Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Rat Bastard, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.

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