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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 819thSafest: 3,445thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,238th
The Four Islands of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Peace by calmness
Jon-Patrick Barclay
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Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
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Bear Islands

Population1.631 billion

CapitalBeaufort
LeaderJon-Patrick Barclay

Currencybear coin
Animalbear

The Four Islands of Bear Islands is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Jon-Patrick Barclay with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.631 billion Bear Islanders hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beaufort. The average income tax rate is 81.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bear Islandsian economy, worth 172 trillion bear coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 105,600 bear coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A formerly quiet little town is now booming as both a cult centre and a tourist attraction, skateparks can be found in every city, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money, and advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bear Islands's national animal is the bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bear Islands is ranked 11,068th in the world and 579th in Osiris for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 10,333.35 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 819thTop
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Safest: 3,445thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,238thMost Pacifist: 5,206thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,738thMost Inclusive: 6,196thNicest Citizens: 6,430thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,632ndLargest Welfare Programs: 8,800thHealthiest Citizens: 8,997thBest Weather: 9,349thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,455thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,797thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,056thMost Developed: 10,576thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,068thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,472ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,877thMost Cultured: 12,037thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,147thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,346thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,651stSmartest Citizens: 14,304thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,656thLowest Crime Rates: 15,502ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,821stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,121stHighest Poor Incomes: 18,428thLargest Governments: 18,657thMost Influential: 19,211thMost Politically Free: 20,715thMost Efficient Economies: 23,302nd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 35th in the regionTop
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Safest: 182nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 207th in the regionMost Pacifist: 251st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 256th in the regionMost Inclusive: 283rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 299th in the regionMost Influential: 332nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 334th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 368th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 397th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 462nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 478th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 486th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 522nd in the regionMost Developed: 531st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 579th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 584th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 584th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 598th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 617th in the regionMost Cultured: 658th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 755th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 766th in the region

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