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Most Authoritarian: 204thMost Income Equality: 663rdMost Conservative: 762nd
The Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
From Many, One
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Banra

Population235 million

Currencyopal
Animalbison

The Kingdom of Banra is a huge, safe nation, notable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 235 million Banrans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Banran economy, worth 1.87 trillion opals 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, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 7,956 opals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Reinventing the wheel is a favourite pastime of Banran weapons designers, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, underground copulation clubs have sprung up in major cities, and flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Banra's national animal is the bison, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Banra is ranked 205,208th in the world and 8,475th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -99.17 on the Rand Index.

Top
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Most Authoritarian: 204thMost Income Equality: 663rdMost Conservative: 762ndMost Extreme: 1,278thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 14,065th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 17th in the regionMost Conservative: 35th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 790th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 814th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Banra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, flash floods that dams could have controlled regularly ravage small towns in mountain valleys.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, underground copulation clubs have sprung up in major cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, reinventing the wheel is a favourite pastime of Banran weapons designers.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, Air Banra is rumored to receive more government funding than the Banran Air Force.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, all footpaths have tollbooths.
  • : Following new legislation in Banra, billions are being spent on a new island airport.

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