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Most Pacifist: 274thNicest Citizens: 374thMost Cheerful Citizens: 399th
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Borq

Population20.953 billion

CapitalVosarb
Leaderthe Council of Four

Currencydiamond coin
AnimalBorqian Warmblood

The Commune of Borq is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Council of Four with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 20.953 billion comrades hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Public Transport, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vosarb. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Borqian economy, worth a remarkable 1,627 trillion diamond coins a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,690 diamond coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub, The Council of Four's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, and dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Borq's national animal is the Borqian Warmblood, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Borq is ranked 240,634th in the world and 163rd in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -42.49 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Pacifist: 274thNicest Citizens: 374thMost Cheerful Citizens: 399thMost Compassionate Citizens: 414thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 673rdHealthiest Citizens: 697thBest Weather: 873rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,126thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,380thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,435thMost Cultured: 1,499thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,559thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,921stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,969thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,125thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,301stTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,917thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,787thLowest Crime Rates: 4,037thSafest: 4,192ndMost Stationary: 4,848thMost Developed: 4,889thMost Inclusive: 5,066thLargest Populations: 6,708thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,966thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,031stHighest Economic Output: 10,762ndTop
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Nudest: 12,247thMost Influential: 17,102ndMost Secular: 17,359thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,874thLargest Governments: 19,436thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,591st
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the region

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