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Most Devout: 2,552ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,606thMost Influential: 2,998th
The United Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Concordia, pax, libertas
Arno Tyranic
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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New Bradenia Ghost

Population5.425 billion

CapitalNew Glasgow
LeaderArno Tyranic
FaithNew Bradenian Catholicism

CurrencyGhostian Dollar
AnimalOld Moose

The United Commonwealth of New Bradenia Ghost is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Arno Tyranic with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 5.425 billion New Bradenia Ghostians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Glasgow. The average income tax rate is 73.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Bradenia Ghostian economy, worth 863 trillion Ghostian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 159,122 Ghostian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", armed security details escort librarians to their homes, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order, and statistics show that terrorists often come from broken families. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Bradenia Ghost's national animal is the Old Moose, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is New Bradenian Catholicism.

New Bradenia Ghost is ranked 20,565th in the world and 322nd in The East Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 863 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Devout: 2,552ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,606thMost Influential: 2,998thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,519thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,074thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,602ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,210thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,479thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,578thLowest Crime Rates: 6,606thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,788thLargest Black Market: 8,969thHealthiest Citizens: 9,062ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,446thMost Efficient Economies: 9,636thMost Developed: 9,728thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,107thBest Weather: 11,344thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,968thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,973rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,055thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,337thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,625thLargest Governments: 14,746thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,328thSmartest Citizens: 15,587thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,867thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,113thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,390thHighest Economic Output: 20,565thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,694thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,326thMost Stationary: 22,809thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,071st
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Most Devout: 68th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 104th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 105th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 138th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 143rd in the regionMost Influential: 181st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 195th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 195th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 205th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 263rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 269th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 284th in the regionMost Developed: 302nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 303rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 315th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 322nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 325th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 350th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 354th in the regionBest Weather: 371st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 371st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 381st in the regionMost Stationary: 395th in the regionLargest Governments: 430th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 432nd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 463rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 502nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 517th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 571st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 591st in the regionLargest Populations: 605th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 619th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 734th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 758th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 793rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 798th in the region

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