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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,909thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,066thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,298th
The Lucky holy golden of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
dispatch ID 1560898
Kyo
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Bormiar

Population4.602 billion

CapitalAtlanta
LeaderKyo
FaithKyorgism

CurrencyGold Bars
Animalghost

The Lucky holy golden of Bormiar is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Kyo with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 4.602 billion Bormiarian 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 government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlanta. The average income tax rate is 59.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bormiarian economy, worth 447 trillion Gold Bars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Retail, Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 97,185 Gold Bars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Autocrats are persona non grata, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead", modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, and libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bormiar's national animal is the ghost, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kyorgism.

Bormiar is ranked 23,862nd in the world and 1st in Bormiar for Highest Food Quality, scoring 88.79 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,909thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,066thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,298thMost Pacifist: 7,463rdLargest Mining Sector: 7,657thLargest Retail Industry: 8,905thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,667thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,427thBest Weather: 10,732ndNicest Citizens: 11,441stTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,566thMost Inclusive: 13,279thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,919thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,451stMost Influential: 15,794thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,915thMost Developed: 17,377thHealthiest Citizens: 17,576thLargest Black Market: 18,644thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,186thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,591stHighest Poor Incomes: 19,870thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,345thMost Secular: 22,329th

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