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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,342ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,801stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,003rd
The 3rd United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
United with common goals, freedom and prosperity!
Influence
Duckspeaker
Speaker of the Assembly
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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Baaas

Population1.785 billion

CapitalJergeb
LeaderAlinda Mani

CurrencyBaeghott
AnimalBaasian Monkey

The 3rd United Socialist States of Baaas is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alinda Mani with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.785 billion Baaasians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jergeb. The average income tax rate is 86.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Baaasian economy, worth 152 trillion Baeghotts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is 85,453 Baeghotts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion, and there's sophisticated talk of revolution within the ever-expanding mining colonies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Baaas's national animal is the Baasian Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Baaas is ranked 10,738th in the world and 5th in Confederacy of Layem for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 3,158.1 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,342ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,801stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,003rdMost Secular: 7,631stMost Influential: 8,290thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,477thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,127thSafest: 10,007thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,738thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,742ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,576thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,790thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,577thBest Weather: 13,656thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,711thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,338thMost Inclusive: 15,442ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,411thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,063rdMost Advanced Public Education: 18,314thLargest Governments: 19,144thMost Cultured: 19,491stMost Subsidized Industry: 19,679thLowest Crime Rates: 20,817thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,281stMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,378thMost Income Equality: 22,116th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the region

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