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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,185thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,901stLargest Retail Industry: 9,737th
The Steak Empire of
New York Times Democracy
Freedom means steak, steak means hope
Kingsteak
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Bjourn

Population4.32 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderKingsteak
FaithMiSteakism

CurrencyCoin
Animalsheep

The Steak Empire of Bjourn is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kingsteak with a fair hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, vat-grown people, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.32 billion Bjournians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 23.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Bjournian economy, worth 445 trillion Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 103,183 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Kingsteak claims no responsibility for what Kingsteak's government does, snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Kingsteak's majority, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street", and the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bjourn's national animal is the sheep, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is MiSteakism.

Bjourn is ranked 43,928th in the world and 66th in The Black Hawks for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 2,977.33 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,185thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,901stLargest Retail Industry: 9,737thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,774thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,301stLargest Publishing Industry: 18,974th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 28th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 37th in the regionMost Stationary: 37th in the regionMost Politically Free: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 40th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bjourn was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : The Most Feared Military of TBH Commander dismissed Bjourn as TBH Investigating Officer of The Black Hawks.
  • : Bjourn lodged a message on the The Black Hawks Regional Message Board.
  • : Bjourn created a new poll in The Black Hawks: "Which of the following TBH memes/references is your favorite ".
  • : Bjourn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Bjourn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjourn, the nation is regarded as a paragon of democracy.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjourn, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street".
  • : Following new legislation in Bjourn, snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Kingsteak's majority.
  • : Bjourn lodged a message on the The Black Hawks Regional Message Board.

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