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Do we WHAT in the woods?
Bears Armed was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 124
Most Cultured: 12thMost Cheerful Citizens: 104thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 118th
The Free Bears of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Bears Armed

Population32.405 billion

CapitalCouncil Groves
LeaderChairbear of the High Council
FaithOne Plus Seven

Currencygolden thaler
Animalgoldilocks

The Free Bears of Bears Armed is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chairbear of the High Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 32.405 billion Bears hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Council Groves. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Urrsish economy, worth an astonishing 11,126 trillion golden thalers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 343,344 golden thalers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,165,978 per year while the poor average 74,590, a ratio of 15.6 to 1.

Books are so highly regarded in Bears Armed that libraries are often revered as holy shrines, village elders are often called in to interpret voting outcomes in Parliament, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, and there's a mortuary next to every Urrsish restaurant. Crime is totally unknown. Bears Armed's national animal is the goldilocks, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is One Plus Seven.

Bears Armed is ranked 3,408th in the world and 1st in International Democratic Union for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 8,111.65 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Cultured: 12thMost Cheerful Citizens: 104thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 118thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 135thHighest Food Quality: 216thLargest Publishing Industry: 223rdMost Primitive: 326thMost Valuable International Artwork: 371stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 403rdHighest Economic Output: 420thHighest Disposable Incomes: 434thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 528thRudest Citizens: 540thMost Devout: 546thMost Efficient Economies: 683rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 686thMost Beautiful Environments: 697thLargest Gambling Industry: 764thMost Rebellious Youth: 966thHighest Average Incomes: 1,424thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,434thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,499thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,503rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,598thLargest Populations: 2,025thSmartest Citizens: 2,385thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,408thLargest Retail Industry: 6,348thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,968thMost Armed: 11,527thMost Inclusive: 11,715thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 12,256thLargest Governments: 12,522ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,540thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,077thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,960thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,818thHighest Drug Use: 16,641stMost Politically Free: 17,328thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,518thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,917th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, there's a mortuary next to every Urrsish restaurant.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma.
  • : Bears Armed lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.
  • : Bears Armed was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, village elders are often called in to interpret voting outcomes in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, books are so highly regarded in Bears Armed that libraries are often revered as holy shrines.
  • : Bears Armed's influence in International Democratic Union rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, Chairbear of the High Council is spearheading a new fashion trend of wearing swimming goggles and medieval armour.
  • : Following new legislation in Bears Armed, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Bears Armed lodged a message on the International Democratic Union Regional Message Board.

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