The Beautiful Socialist Paradise of Big Bay Island is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The First Citizen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 12.689 billion Big Bay Islanders are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Island City. The income tax rate is 100%.
The large but stagnant Big Bay Islandic economy, worth 178 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 14,048 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, the nation's Medal of Honour can be found as a free toy in breakfast cereal, Big Bay Island has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, and the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Big Bay Island's national animal is the otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago
- 5 days ago: Big Bay Island was endorsed by The People's Republic of Sophiarea.
- 9 days ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather (last census: Top 1%).
- 12 days ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).
- 13 days ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Inclusive.
- 13 days ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Inclusive.
- 15 days ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 1%).
- 15 days ago: Big Bay Island fell out of the regional Top 5% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 28 days ago: Big Bay Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Authoritarian (last census: Top 5%).
- 31 days ago: Big Bay Island's influence in Yggdrasil fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
- 50 days ago: Big Bay Island fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Pacifist.