by Max Barry

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,445thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,731stNudest: 4,175th
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Population181 million


The Republic of Bakesville is a very large, orderly nation, notable for its fear of technology, hatred of cheese, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 181 million Bakesvilleans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 69.7%.

The Bakesvillean economy, worth 9.65 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 53,294 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

An increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains, the military is researching proton packs and PK-meters to combat "unseen enemy forces", and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bakesville's national animal is the bison, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Bakesville is ranked 84,988th in the world and 2,800th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 1,813.69 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,445thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,731stNudest: 4,175thMost Primitive: 7,020thMost Conservative: 7,409thMost Authoritarian: 11,587thTop
Most Influential: 13,213thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,230thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,981stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,722ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,842ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,000thMost Devout: 21,199th
Nudest: 113th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 162nd in the regionMost Primitive: 270th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 339th in the regionMost Conservative: 385th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 440th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 441st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 559th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 619th in the regionMost Devout: 715th in the regionMost Influential: 725th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 785th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 786th in the region

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