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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,320thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,555thRudest Citizens: 1,938th
The Technocratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Unus pro omnibus et omnes pro uno
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Barfleur

Population3.338 billion

CapitalLa Hogue
LeaderAndrew II
FaithFree Thought

Currencykrona
Animalbeaver

The Technocratic Republic of Barfleur is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Andrew II with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.338 billion Barfleurians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Hogue. The average income tax rate is 80.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Barfleurian economy, worth 890 trillion kronor a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 266,729 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers, the Barfleur Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, the police insist that racism does not exist, and failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside. 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 7,022nd in the world and 188th in The East Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 32,446.53 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,320thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,555thRudest Citizens: 1,938thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,113thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,414thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,485thLargest Black Market: 2,639thMost Influential: 2,656thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,781stHighest Average Incomes: 2,792ndMost Cultured: 4,123rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,265thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,344thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,627thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,254thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,866thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,993rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,523rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,022ndLargest Governments: 7,453rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,699thMost Secular: 7,725thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,853rdMost Armed: 9,027thMost Developed: 9,294thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,452ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,684thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,694thSmartest Citizens: 10,710thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,041stTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,745thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,911thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,029thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,899thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,057thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,884thHighest Economic Output: 19,203rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,570th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Black Market: 45th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 51st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 61st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 75th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 105th in the regionMost Cultured: 107th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 138th in the regionMost Influential: 148th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 152nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 152nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 155th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 164th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 188th in the regionLargest Governments: 190th in the regionMost Armed: 211th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 214th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 223rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 234th in the regionMost Developed: 263rd in the regionMost Secular: 276th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 278th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 280th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 280th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 288th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 318th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 369th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 385th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 404th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 464th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 514th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 571st in the regionMost Stationary: 581st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 589th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 744th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Barfleur was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Sovereign Justice Accord".
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the police insist that racism does not exist.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the Barfleur Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it.
  • : Barfleur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, suburban families are finding themselves increasingly short on food as they waste precious water on their lawns.
  • : Following new legislation in Barfleur, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war.

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