by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 1,145thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,155thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,269th
The Meritocratic Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
Unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.715 billion

CapitalLa Hogue
LeaderAndrew II
FaithFree Thought


The Meritocratic Republic of Barfleur is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Andrew II with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.715 billion Barfleurians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Hogue. The average income tax rate is 86.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barfleurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,405 trillion kronor a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 298,104 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Companies have begun running campaigns to stop people from remembering their brand name, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Barfleur's national animal is the beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Free Thought.

Barfleur is ranked 172,804th in the world and 6,128th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 9.24 Obesity Rate.

Rudest Citizens: 1,145thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,155thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,269thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,731stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,737thLargest Black Market: 1,841stHighest Average Incomes: 2,130thMost Influential: 2,300thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,492ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,002ndMost Cultured: 3,093rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,503rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,724thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,129thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,191stMost Efficient Economies: 5,195thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,419thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,422ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,565thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,732ndLargest Governments: 6,195thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,810thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,947thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,863rdMost Developed: 8,553rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,921stSmartest Citizens: 9,023rdMost Armed: 9,544thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,551stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,882ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,925thMost Secular: 11,071stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,159thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,366thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,544thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,718thHighest Economic Output: 12,771stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,152ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,364thHighest Drug Use: 20,246th
Highest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 49th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 65th in the regionMost Cultured: 80th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 80th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 112th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 123rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 140th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 143rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 143rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 158th in the regionLargest Governments: 171st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 175th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 186th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 199th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 205th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 233rd in the regionMost Armed: 233rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 247th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 250th in the regionMost Developed: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 274th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 289th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 289th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 301st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 305th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 315th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 316th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 337th in the regionMost Secular: 390th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 392nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 396th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 399th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 459th in the regionLargest Populations: 758th in the regionNudest: 825th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, companies have begun running campaigns to stop people from remembering their brand name.
  • : Barfleur endorsed The Republic of Eastocke.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the people's love for Andrew II is little more than self-preservation.
  • : Barfleur was endorsed by The Republic of Eastocke.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists.
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Quebecshire".
  • : Barfleur voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Convicted Voters".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 129 » H-Zhena, Hizuru, Wiranath, BearStackof2015, Squid Ruinosa, Axdel, The Buckeye States, Brotherland, Am Echad, Pakitsk, Roliganistan, VW53Aland, Kilkire, Plazland, Kangarawa, Dragons Blood, Bullpups, A Slanted Black Stripe, Elejamie, United China Nation, Rakshuland, Mundiferrum, New Bradenia Ghost, Firenation91, Marrabuk, Taurora, Ridann, East Malaysia, Rainbow Vests, The island of Kiria, Asendavia, Republic of Berzerkistan, Merlovich, Zukchiva, Grossvietnam, Federated States of Zootron, Talitoa, Tretrid, Davinhia, Tshana, Headpat Central, Lingu, Ripsylvania, Kalaratri, The Three States of Fortuna, Staynes, Euricanis, Kaigi, Bai Lung, Drunken Seal Islands, and 79 others.BuciLand, A mean old man, Santa Dystopia, Survivoristan, Slonful, La xinga, The solar ottomans, Slys Paws, New Leganes, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Stellar Colonies, CopyCato, Propwash, Oofery, Tissandra, Tawuse, Gunov, Coruh, Layngderfleethe, Modra, Greater New Cassandra, FreedomIand, Acronis, Nevertopia, Debluu, Anarchica landia, Republic of New India, Sunsistan, Cacnesia, Wallenburg, 3 14159265358979323846264, Tassirion, Dannemarie, Wakeopolis, ArenaC, Dravida India, From New World, Cellar Doors, THE V0ID, Lorrana, Kucia, The Bedford Initiative, Eastern Alksearia, Argentianworkslasia, North Bernia, Jove Mahmo, Konneticut, ReReReRepublic, Cafe Hell, LibRight Libertarianism, Great Algerstonia, Heatherspike, The Kulaata Islands, Tofoon, Lueva, CANZUK 1, Technocratic Tagalog, Fellon, Vessarlian, Spiruvania, BowPen, Pirnovo, Empire of Dabiristan, Obridles, Arasakami, Rhealaliit, Eagle Crest, Devlon, Tierra Fuego, Veterans Association, Maricentria, Aquyia, Dermsie area, Zidium, Northern Celavon, New Era states, Aivintis, Fuflix workers union, and Eastocke.

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