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Most Influential: 6,989thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,468thBest Weather: 10,093rd
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
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Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Bubba Bean

Population2.174 billion

CapitalTaz City
LeaderMerle May Lestrange

CurrencyBiscuits
AnimalTaz

The United Socialist States of Bubba Bean is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Merle May Lestrange with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.174 billion Bubba Beanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Taz City. The average income tax rate is 84.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Bubba Beanian economy, worth 111 trillion Biscuits 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 Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 51,207 Biscuits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Straitjackets are a common religious garb, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees, left-wing militias train children how to properly burn down banks, and schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bubba Bean's national animal is the Taz, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bubba Bean is ranked 25,510th in the world and 1,520th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,952.76 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Influential: 6,989thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,468thBest Weather: 10,093rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,135thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,084thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,682ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,166thMost Income Equality: 12,751stMost Beautiful Environments: 14,024thSafest: 14,129thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,965thNicest Citizens: 16,018thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,137thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,421stMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,450thMost Inclusive: 18,094thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,816thHealthiest Citizens: 20,141stMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,354thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,568thLowest Crime Rates: 23,022nd
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Most Influential: 165th in the regionMost Income Equality: 321st in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 532nd in the regionBest Weather: 536th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 583rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 603rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 617th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 727th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 785th in the regionSafest: 802nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 812th in the region

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