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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,677thMost Influential: 7,791stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,104th
The Boutique Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Arms, War, and Bravery
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder / WA Delegate / Diarch
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Some

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Bassiliya

Population2.695 billion

CurrencyKairma
AnimalOwl

The Boutique Empire of Bassiliya is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 2.695 billion Bassiliyans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 83.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Bassiliyan economy, worth 68.8 trillion Kairmas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 25,535 Kairmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, organ donation is compulsory, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, and X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bassiliya's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Bassiliya is ranked 23,989th in the world and 8th in Thegye for Most Beautiful Environments, with 944.04 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,677thMost Influential: 7,791stTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,104thBest Weather: 21,008thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,989thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,002nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the region

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