by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 5,220thMost Authoritarian: 5,441stMost Conservative: 5,698th
The Glorious Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
To serve and protect Bernadetta
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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North Bernia

Population693 million

CapitalGarreg Mach

CurrencyBernie Badge
AnimalBunny

The Glorious Kingdom of North Bernia is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 693 million North Bernians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Garreg Mach. The average income tax rate is 73.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming North Bernian economy, worth 80.4 trillion Bernie Badges 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, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 116,070 Bernie Badges, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Bunnyball fields, and hordes of unemployed lumberjacks have resorted to cutting down utility poles to satisfy their cravings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Bernia's national animal is the Bunny, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

North Bernia is ranked 8,853rd in the world and 311th in The East Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 38.3 Bank.

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Most Influential: 5,220thMost Authoritarian: 5,441stMost Conservative: 5,698thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,334thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,827thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,421stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,832ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,853rdLargest Mining Sector: 9,667thMost Avoided: 9,894thLowest Crime Rates: 11,333rdTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,231stMost Corrupt Governments: 12,603rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,434thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,361stMost Devout: 18,527thLargest Governments: 20,558thMost Extreme: 21,033rdMost Advanced Public Education: 22,555th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 184th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 210th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 233rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 282nd in the regionMost Conservative: 308th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 311th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 319th in the regionMost Avoided: 350th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 361st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 362nd in the regionMost Influential: 403rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 432nd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 487th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 488th in the regionMost Extreme: 516th in the regionLargest Governments: 600th in the regionMost Devout: 609th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 712th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 713th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 737th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 757th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 784th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 785th in the regionLargest Black Market: 797th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 812th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 868th in the region

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