by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,471st Most Influential: 2,920th Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,458th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace through superior firepower
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.316 billion

CurrencyAlmighty Dollar

The Republic of Bawtania is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.316 billion Bawtanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 89.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bawtanian economy, worth 322 trillion Almighty Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,376 Almighty Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory, octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be, and social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bawtania's national animal is the Manatee, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bawtania is ranked 6,043rd in the world and 188th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 90.97 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,471stMost Influential: 2,920thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,458thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,555thSafest: 4,017thNicest Citizens: 4,151stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,504thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,754thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,831stMost Inclusive: 5,131stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,298thMost Pacifist: 5,366thMost Developed: 6,043rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,808thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,978thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,257thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,554thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,118thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,168thSmartest Citizens: 8,290thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 8,573rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,590thMost Secular: 8,609thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,873rdLargest Governments: 9,127thBest Weather: 9,479thMost Efficient Economies: 10,355thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,717thMost Cultured: 11,021stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,319thHealthiest Citizens: 11,606thNudest: 13,088thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,160thHighest Average Incomes: 14,893rd
Largest Welfare Programs: 88th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 115th in the regionSafest: 122nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 134th in the regionNicest Citizens: 141st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Inclusive: 176th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 178th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 181st in the regionMost Developed: 188th in the regionMost Pacifist: 193rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 205th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 219th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 222nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 231st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 231st in the regionLargest Governments: 231st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 234th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 236th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 238th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 256th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 287th in the regionMost Secular: 299th in the regionBest Weather: 302nd in the regionMost Cultured: 303rd in the regionNudest: 312th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 314th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 348th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 355th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 381st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 410th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 500th in the regionRudest Citizens: 505th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 641st in the regionMost Stationary: 647th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bawtania was endorsed by The Republic of Direwolf1.
  • : Bawtania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content.
  • : Bawtania was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it.
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, airplane passengers who purchase "basic economy" tickets are often assigned seats in the lavatory.
  • : Bawtania was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Left-Leaning College State".
  • : Following new legislation in Bawtania, calling dibs is an unalienable right.
  • : Bawtania was endorsed by The Empire of Romanus Terrae.


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