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Most Pacifist: 3,837thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,841stMost Influential: 4,376th
The Free Land of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Greatness isn't measured by strength, but by compassion
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Bjournson

Population1.804 billion

CapitalBjournson City
LeaderCounselor John
FaithCancerianism

CurrencyBerg
AnimalBjournson Forest Cheetah

The Free Land of Bjournson is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Counselor John with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and smutty television. The compassionate population of 1.804 billion Bjournsonians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bjournson City. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bjournsonian economy, worth 174 trillion Bergs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 96,465 Bergs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

More than one company makes the board game Monopoly, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step, and disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Bjournsonians's kindness. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bjournson's national animal is the Bjournson Forest Cheetah, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cancerianism.

Bjournson is ranked 26,850th in the world and 810th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,892.49 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Pacifist: 3,837thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,841stMost Influential: 4,376thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,603rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,034thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,455thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,719thNicest Citizens: 6,762ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,369thBest Weather: 7,562ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,061stHealthiest Citizens: 8,207thMost Cultured: 8,810thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,191stSafest: 9,712thMost Inclusive: 10,126thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,405thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,415thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,182ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,572ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,161stMost Developed: 14,565thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,261stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,825thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,116thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,713thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,268thLargest Governments: 21,346thSmartest Citizens: 22,756thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,195th
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Most Pacifist: 131st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 160th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 192nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 203rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 213th in the regionNicest Citizens: 218th in the regionMost Cultured: 225th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 229th in the regionBest Weather: 230th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 253rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 259th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 266th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 300th in the regionSafest: 308th in the regionMost Inclusive: 318th in the regionMost Influential: 319th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 321st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 359th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 410th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 417th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 432nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 439th in the regionMost Developed: 446th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 480th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 491st in the regionLargest Governments: 610th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 643rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 651st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 666th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 714th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 810th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 835th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bjournson was endorsed by The Golden Delegoose Monarchy of Technocratic Tagalog.
  • : Bjournson was endorsed by The Republic of Dravida India.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjournson, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Bjournsonians's kindness.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjournson, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjournson, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjournson, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjournson, a full moon at night lets economists sleep tight.
  • : Bjournson was endorsed by The Free Land of Namaste Isle.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjournson, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters.
  • : Following new legislation in Bjournson, many friends and relatives of Counselor John have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.

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