|Leader||Merle May Lestrange|
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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bubba Bean's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Bubba Bean was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Bubba Bean, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
- : Following new legislation in Bubba Bean, left-wing militias train children how to properly burn down banks.
- : Bubba Bean's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Bubba Bean was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Bubba Bean ceased to exist in The East Pacific.
- : Bubba Bean was endorsed by The Shadow of Eastern Alksearia.
- : Bubba Bean was endorsed by The Holy Empire of The Bedford Initiative.
- : Bubba Bean was endorsed by The Wayside of BearStackof2015.