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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,869thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,555thMost Influential: 4,323rd
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The Bedford Initiative

Population813 million

CapitalKassonia

CurrencyBedford Dollar
AnimalWolf

The Protectorate Kassidom of The Bedford Initiative is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its smutty television, compulsory military service, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 813 million Bedforites enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kassonia. The average income tax rate is 30.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bedforditian economy, worth 88.9 trillion Bedford Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 109,400 Bedford Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, major cities are suffering under water rationing, and most barbers are also surgeons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Bedford Initiative's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Bedford Initiative is ranked 187,334th in the world and 6,654th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 8.73 Obesity Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,869thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,555thMost Influential: 4,323rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,737thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,341stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,565thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,716thTop
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Most Developed: 17,265thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,859thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,383rdHighest Poor Incomes: 20,742ndMost Efficient Economies: 21,422nd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 139th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 238th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 242nd in the regionMost Influential: 304th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 351st in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 481st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 487th in the regionMost Developed: 524th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 584th in the regionRudest Citizens: 605th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 649th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 667th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 699th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 717th in the regionMost Cultured: 739th in the region

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