Highest Average Tax Rates: 549th Most Pacifist: 596th Most Beautiful Environments: 863rd
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The Rickenbacker Jangliness of The Byrds is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by music with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 19.919 billion Byrdsians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fifth Dimension. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Byrdsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,535 trillion serviles a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 77,088 serviles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, anyone who so much as frowns is referred to a mental health unit, and pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Byrds's national animal is the conservative, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Byrds is ranked 184,871st in the world and 5,193rd in Lazarus for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -41.06 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Highest Average Tax Rates: 549thMost Pacifist: 596thMost Beautiful Environments: 863rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 876thLargest Governments: 888thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,008thSafest: 1,095thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,173rdNicest Citizens: 1,212thMost Influential: 1,358thSmartest Citizens: 1,612thBest Weather: 1,720thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,801stTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,164thLowest Crime Rates: 2,333rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,430thLargest Populations: 3,226thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,425thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,541stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,899thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,264thMost Cultured: 4,486thMost Politically Free: 4,550thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,749thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,927thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,071stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,325thHighest Economic Output: 6,230thMost Secular: 8,227thMost Inclusive: 8,281stMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,336thTop
Nudest: 10,510thMost Income Equality: 12,934thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,182nd
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 37th in the regionSafest: 49th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 62nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 63rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 67th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 85th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 102nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 110th in the regionLargest Populations: 125th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 137th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 165th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 175th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Cultured: 192nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 201st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 211th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 229th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 250th in the regionMost Inclusive: 250th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 284th in the regionMost Income Equality: 298th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 338th in the regionNudest: 395th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 396th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 424th in the regionMost Extreme: 492nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Byrds was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : The Byrds was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Best Weather and Smartest Citizens and the Top 5% for Most Secular, Most Advanced Public Transport, and Most Inclusive.
  • : The Byrds's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : The Byrds's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : The Byrds was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : The Byrds ceased to exist.
  • : The Byrds was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Coca-Cola Men.
  • : The Byrds was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : The Byrds was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens and Best Weather and the Top 5% for Most Inclusive and Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : The Byrds was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.


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