by Max Barry

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The Bruce was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 125
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21stLargest Populations: 33rd
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The Bruce

Population40.057 billion

Leaderthe Grande Elector
FaithPastafarian Flying Spaghetti Monster

AnimalRampant Surly Badger

The Green and Pleasant Dominion of The Bruce is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Grande Elector with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 40.057 billion Electors enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gemini. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Brucean economy, worth an astonishing 14,649 trillion Kopins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 365,704 Kopins, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Police officers often head to work wearing onesies and fluffy pink bunny-slippers, people of faith are sent to twelve-step programs for 'The Cure', translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, and any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Bruce's national animal is the Rampant Surly Badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pastafarian Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The Bruce is ranked 240,231st in the world and 65th in Wysteria for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -35.78 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21stLargest Populations: 33rdLargest Publishing Industry: 38thMost Efficient Economies: 118thHighest Economic Output: 190thMost Rebellious Youth: 217thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 312thHighest Disposable Incomes: 358thMost Secular: 375thSmartest Citizens: 413thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 569thMost Scientifically Advanced: 786thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 848thMost Valuable International Artwork: 950thHighest Crime Rates: 1,006thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,057thMost Cultured: 1,064thHighest Average Incomes: 1,108thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,129thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,135thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,155thHealthiest Citizens: 1,162ndMost Developed: 1,206thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,483rdBest Weather: 1,584thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,012thMost Armed: 2,068thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,426thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,491stRudest Citizens: 2,609thLargest Governments: 3,708thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,915thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,067thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,108thMost Influential: 6,540thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,682ndLargest Black Market: 10,564thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 18,056thMost Inclusive: 20,170thMost Politically Free: 20,373rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,690th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the region

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