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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 195th Most Influential: 470th Most Armed: 1,277th
The Absolute Monarchy of
Moralistic Democracy
Throw the cheese or get yeeted into a gulag!
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British Pacific Islands

Population1.201 billion

CapitalGround Zero
LeaderKing Bugcat
FaithBugcatism

CurrencyPound
AnimalUnicorn

The Absolute Monarchy of British Pacific Islands is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Bugcat with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.201 billion Cool Kids are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ground Zero. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.7%.

The frighteningly efficient British economy, worth 219 trillion Pounds 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. 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 an impressive 182,946 Pounds, with the richest citizens earning 7.4 times as much as the poorest.

Fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise, and the government is cutting back on the number of political prisoners executed each year. Crime is relatively low. British Pacific Islands's national animal is the Unicorn and its national religion is Bugcatism.

British Pacific Islands is ranked 15,633rd in the world and 856th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 80.13 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 195thMost Influential: 470thMost Armed: 1,277thMost Secular: 1,516thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,405thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,712thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,779thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,797thRudest Citizens: 4,797thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,557thLargest Retail Industry: 6,795thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,880thHighest Average Incomes: 7,405thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 11,222ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,579thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,474thMost Cultured: 12,514thSmartest Citizens: 13,095thMost Efficient Economies: 14,980thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,134thLargest Black Market: 15,203rdMost Developed: 15,633rdMost Corrupt Governments: 16,705th
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Most Armed: 43rd in the regionMost Secular: 73rd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 95th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Influential: 143rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 162nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 214th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 225th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 246th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 275th in the regionRudest Citizens: 277th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 318th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 358th in the regionLargest Black Market: 390th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 494th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 577th in the regionMost Cultured: 625th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 640th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 676th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 707th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 729th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 736th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 765th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 800th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 833rd in the regionMost Developed: 856th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : British Pacific Islands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in British Pacific Islands, the government is cutting back on the number of political prisoners executed each year.
  • : British Pacific Islands was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in British Pacific Islands, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in British Pacific Islands, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon.
  • : Following new legislation in British Pacific Islands, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home.
  • : Following new legislation in British Pacific Islands, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in British Pacific Islands, King Bugcat's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in British Pacific Islands, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
  • : Following new legislation in British Pacific Islands, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 324 » Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Shibutani, Zemnaya Svoboda, Notyoutopia, Acrabinnia, El Fiji Grande, Corfad, Siwale, Sinelona, Pallaith, Sil Dorsett, Shin-Hachioji, The Rhein States, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Saturns Edge, Steampunk Ariel, Koda-Land, Omnistria, Newpromisedland, Jasminlandia, Shadowrik, Misuvelia, Xandarnia, Trillius, Yaorozu, Sundred, Guer Aike, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Selfgradatude, Napnomadia, Plangainer, North Bratislava, Q w e r t y, Federation Terra Australis, Fayyayid, Spartoptia, Haor Chall, PlanetPunk, Egalico, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Republic of New Atlantis, Malta Comino Gozo, Black Templares, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Frances Francis the First of France, Dreadton, Buckerino, and 274 others.Unimaginable Doom, Astronomical, Ibiscaton, General COE, Guslantis, United Draconia, Maott, Steraz, Victoriaans Nederlands, Pleroma Sans Romans, Wineclaw, New Pruessen, Valhalla123, Holy Oranz, Kasazzastan, Amerian States, Amauri, Rkainjel, Partax, Aratani, Analomink, Anna Airters, Arimbia, Aetulia, Antiyard, Tamgu, Alice Gardens, Potatolandium, Torakuen, Bananoonza, East Spopovichka, 1 very fast endotarter, Aroa, Yummy Blubber, New Bremerton, Pasargad, Azzarel, Ikea Rike, Babacar, Cobrakia, Axstahl, Legendsland, New Caeitanordia, Beladev, Moubarakistan, Cors Evia, Zokk, ZimRobwe, Yemet, Zupla, Zumlandia, Yugobatania, Yukti, Breduria, Centromuria, Central Ryal, Chukstik Illahi, Cinnibar, Beta Centauri B3, Bonjoura, Brettenia, East Supple Lund, Gilakistan, Enworbia, Hileville, Camarthen, Abject Ludicrosity, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Empy, East Wushen, Blackphir, Dicko, Holy Marcus Empire, Island States of Skelldia, Heken, Kuveria, Kuda1, Habanan, Kulgatha, Karazan, Wilkshire, Kalatona, Dopeland420, Kalimora Aire, Cloydicia, Niradans, Kolorland, Esplandia, Sea Ghost, Detrivania, Calamazo, Longsword01, Minuda, Rydeum, Magorostan, Romania-Moldavia, Western Vapia, The Seven Shed Skins, Drusselstein, The Discipled, Lemonbiscuits, United Kahndaq, Moisus, Loutsland, Old Emporia, Warsaw-Halicz, Manticore utopia, Sunaiya, Orado, Necromonia, Pauliestien, The Sinclarian Provinces, The English Alliance, The Windmilluminati, Wunderstrafanstalt, Northern Glory, The Iron Lions, Montarc, The Most Freedom Ever, Kubrostavsria, United States of Americanas, The Serdey Islands, Pinguioris, The Bureaucratic Territories, Solmetria, LostLegion, Panama Coalition, Prydania, Wooleystan, San Xavier, Free Culture, Phoronu, Outer Egorniand, SORT, Soviet Terran, Walter Jackson, New Austra, Saint Alaric, Humptalumpta, Odrinia, Ostrolia, Vincone Cae, United States of Medford, Bananaaaaa, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Phualand, Elder Realms, Planes, Tianqing, Vexilia, Quezon Manila, Nordic-British Union, Joodey, Moose repupblic, Ice and Tinian, Ieprus, Illichiana, Orven, Unsophisticate, Mariadne, Viridiann, PembrokeLand, Tarr-Nation, JAOECW536, Keelut, New Dele, Changjo, Revolutionary Sealand, Fengate, Spunkland, Catopia2, Sacrento, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Diodone, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, The AP Republic, Helix Labs, Lower Nubia, Noahs Second Country, Plumas, Get Away From Me, Pradovnia, Sockmanland, Former English Colony, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Fizban, Rynion, Dadastan Archipelago, The West United States, Test for a new hope, Felpolandia, Elgaland-Vargaland, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Willifusland, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Antityranicals, Neo Hungarica, Makersaulache, Constantinolia, Xentherida, Lunallian, Solidair, Astrind, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Banabistan, BrightFutures, Bojacks and Jills, Daiz, Chilean 1st Reich, California but Worse, Dylanana, Choistan, Debussy, Wisconsota, Utopicican, Bearical, Lindsaystan, Penrith, Cuyan, Runeda, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Juggernautilus, New Octicarg, Lanterkint, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Kwaj, Miruma, Faircliff, Delmak, Solskjar, Ponantine, Racoda, Oolah kooshie, Ozstan, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Kaschovia, Loli County, Francois Isidore, Aeolist, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Neworva, Ricetopia1, Tachycardia, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, Wallachian People, Votak Matim, Earth Commonwealth, Saint-Elena, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, Germanic Araya, Xagill, Kranostav, Inven in TNP, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Parmovand, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, The Teddy, and Opstan.

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