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Most Pacifist: 2,345thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,874thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,938th
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
You Can't Stop Progress
Ash
Influence
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Bova Ptaltand

Population6.512 billion

CapitalBova Plaltand City
LeaderAsh

Currencydollar
Animalsquirrel

The Kingdom of Bova Ptaltand is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Ash with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate population of 6.512 billion Bova Ptaltandians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bova Plaltand City. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bova Ptaltandian economy, worth 821 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 126,113 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The comic book series 'Ash and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs, and you can get married in sickness and in health but not internationally. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bova Ptaltand's national animal is the squirrel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bova Ptaltand is ranked 194,148th in the world and 6,151st in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -7.95 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Pacifist: 2,345thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,874thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,938thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,229thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,331stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,129thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,144thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,191stSafest: 4,210thNicest Citizens: 4,214thMost Developed: 4,447thMost Influential: 4,506thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,744thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,813thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,047thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,423rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,426thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,434thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,506thBest Weather: 5,609thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,912thMost Inclusive: 6,149thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,151stSmartest Citizens: 6,313thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,882ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,559thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,604thLargest Governments: 8,049thMost Cultured: 8,096thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,572ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10,949thMost Efficient Economies: 14,986thMost Stationary: 15,184thMost Secular: 17,644thMost Income Equality: 18,763rdHighest Average Incomes: 20,078thHighest Economic Output: 20,565th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 44th in the regionMost Pacifist: 57th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 62nd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 75th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 78th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 87th in the regionSafest: 92nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 95th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 98th in the regionNicest Citizens: 99th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 101st in the regionMost Developed: 111th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 123rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 126th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 126th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 129th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 129th in the regionBest Weather: 129th in the regionLargest Governments: 145th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 145th in the regionMost Inclusive: 154th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 157th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 161st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 163rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 165th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 165th in the regionMost Cultured: 169th in the regionMost Influential: 181st in the regionMost Stationary: 231st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 253rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 290th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 294th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 338th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 366th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 386th in the regionMost Secular: 460th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 540th in the region

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