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Bachtendekuppen was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 270
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 92ndMost Influential: 199thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,558th
The Vizier Puffin of
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Oh look! cried Ned, and the kingdom was his forever
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Population17.013 billion

CapitalAnglesey City
LeaderPresident Edgar Erle


The Vizier Puffin of Bachtendekuppen is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Edgar Erle with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, unlimited-speed roads, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 17.013 billion Bachtendekuppenians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anglesey City. The average income tax rate is 6.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bachtendekuppenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,716 trillion Ducats a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,867 Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Dancing with your first cousin is a misdemeanor, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments, midnight pizza breaks are common among the work-from-home population, and explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Bachtendekuppen's national animal is the Puffin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bachtendekuppen is ranked 201,191st in the world and 8,716th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 37.48 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 92ndMost Influential: 199thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,558thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,025thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,622ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,271stBest Weather: 6,627thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,235thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,799thHighest Crime Rates: 7,812thHighest Economic Output: 8,884thLargest Populations: 9,282ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,347thTop
Smartest Citizens: 10,779thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,209thMost Cultured: 12,252ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,542ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,312thHealthiest Citizens: 16,058thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,762ndLargest Black Market: 18,918thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,937thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,479th
Most Influential: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 59th in the regionLargest Populations: 66th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 81st in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 139th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 175th in the regionBest Weather: 183rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 190th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 226th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 256th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 277th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 279th in the regionMost Cultured: 306th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 381st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 397th in the regionLargest Black Market: 428th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 464th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 468th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 482nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 584th in the regionMost Developed: 596th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 774th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 776th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 798th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 811th in the regionMost Secular: 843rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 893rd in the region

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