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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 833rdSafest: 3,468thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,238th
The Four Islands of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Peace by calmness
Jon-Patrick Barclay
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Bear Islands

Population1.661 billion

CapitalBeaufort
LeaderJon-Patrick Barclay

Currencybear coin
Animalbear

The Four Islands of Bear Islands is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Jon-Patrick Barclay with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.661 billion Bear Islanders hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beaufort. The average income tax rate is 81.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bear Islandsian economy, worth 175 trillion bear coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 105,600 bear coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Skateparks can be found in every city, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, and large-girthed charity workers assign themselves healthy wages for their work with starving children. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bear Islands's national animal is the bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bear Islands is ranked 114,085th in the world and 3,740th in Osiris for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 960.57 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 833rdTop
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Safest: 3,468thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,238thMost Pacifist: 5,233rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,787thMost Inclusive: 6,221stNicest Citizens: 6,475thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,599thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,755thHealthiest Citizens: 9,038thBest Weather: 9,326thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,526thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,823rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,072ndMost Developed: 10,602ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,973rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,474thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,873rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,010thMost Cultured: 12,070thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,259thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,555thSmartest Citizens: 14,368thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,575thLowest Crime Rates: 15,510thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,913thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,168thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,437thLargest Governments: 18,672ndMost Politically Free: 20,550thMost Influential: 22,593rdMost Efficient Economies: 23,353rd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 35th in the regionTop
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Safest: 189th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 211th in the regionMost Pacifist: 259th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 271st in the regionMost Inclusive: 285th in the regionNicest Citizens: 313th in the regionMost Politically Free: 332nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 368th in the regionMost Influential: 378th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 392nd in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 465th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 478th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 494th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 521st in the regionMost Developed: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 577th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 588th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 596th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 601st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 611th in the regionMost Cultured: 658th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 752nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 757th in the region

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