by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,116thMost Influential: 3,579thMost Pacifist: 6,849th
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Bend Mai

Population420 million



The Empire of Bend Mai is a huge, genial nation, notable for its aversion to nipples, infamous sell-swords, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 420 million Bend Maians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Siorjo. The average income tax rate is 52.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bend Maian economy, worth 47.6 trillion guilders a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 113,234 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Bend Mai Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, a government program is underway to revitalize Bend Mai's beaches, and children who write letters to Santa Claus end up in straitjackets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bend Mai's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Bend Mai is ranked 106,700th in the world and 4,440th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 46.22 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,116thTop
Most Influential: 3,579thMost Pacifist: 6,849thTop
Most Secular: 10,412thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,053rdNicest Citizens: 11,614thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,119thMost Developed: 13,475thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,508thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,620thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,810thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,008thSafest: 14,304thMost Inclusive: 14,622ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,846thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,423rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,238thLargest Retail Industry: 17,958thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,186thSmartest Citizens: 18,932ndMost Cultured: 19,454th
Most Pacifist: 378th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 566th in the regionMost Politically Free: 599th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 624th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 626th in the regionNicest Citizens: 649th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 696th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 720th in the regionMost Developed: 728th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 755th in the regionSafest: 761st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 764th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 792nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 820th in the regionMost Inclusive: 853rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 856th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 863rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, children who write letters to Santa Claus end up in straitjackets.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, a government program is underway to revitalize Bend Mai's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, the Bend Mai Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic.
  • : Bend Mai endorsed The Kingdom of Rozarus.
  • : Bend Mai was endorsed by The Kingdom of Rozarus.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, students do more community service than homework.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 178 » Aroa, Prydania, Shibutani, Zumlandia, Plutayah, Brucklania, Former English Colony, Zzozona, Siwale, Hopsin, Yaorozu, Empy, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, New Lakemba, Pallaith, El Fiji Grande, Fauzjhia, Noahs Second Country, The Tampa Bay Rays, Hamerica, Dabarastan, Daulatpur, Pazair, Principia Mathematica, Zeternia, Valentine Z, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Ihese, Saperisole, Ethnon, Territorio di Nessuno, Arlens Apartment, Immenium, Corfad, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dar es Saalam, Notyoutopia, Dreadton, Eschatosia, Libertania Democratica, Daiz, Omnistria, Interdimensional Zone, Newpromisedland, Frances Francis the First of France, Sikol, North Bratislava, Selfgradatude, Seanat, and 128 others.Pigeonstan, Westinor, Wineclaw, Loutsland, Aeolist, Sunto, 1 very fast endotarter, Fel Imass, The Calabash Protectorate, Great Bights Mum, Kranostav, Abject Ludicrosity, The Rhein States, Fayyayid, Sundred, Valhalla123, Arichia, The AP Republic, Joodey, Schnuftelland, McMasterdonia, Iron Cladia, Xagill, Eywaan, Yellops, Aprenencia, DIMAnism, Lux Conos, Jovian Knights, Daxuxian, Vincone Cae, Solcius, Seenvorland, Yokciq Empire, Korovan Isles, Praeceps, Fendlium, Kocherian, Clan Spaniel, Sil Dorsett, The Pantheons, Maclare, Highton Islands, Borsukia, Xentherida, The Iron Lions, PotatoFarmers, New Jamgra, Damsmel, Unimaginable Doom, Nouvelle-Floride, U S Eh, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Xyrron, Nistriabar, Madjack, Ravendi, Labora, Ihsan, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Pokemanland, Buckhem, Xipher, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, WeKnow, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, Pleroma Sans Romans, United Kahndaq, Ultra777, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, Eurochina, Moubarakistan, Solskjar, Neu-Galicia, Great Vritania, Votak Matim, Warancia, Yalgora, Frahnkzaden, Heilhum Imperius, Maott, Napnomadia, Dechire par la Guerre, Abonland, Geektopia, Innocentic, Dangine, Krazon, Kenaniahistan, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Runeda, Vathnutum, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Therizia, Tyirza, Railroad Crossing, Aerilia, The Endless Eventide, Cretox State, Morover, Visse, Holy Oranz, Loptous, Unsophisticate, Lulubellia, Amprak, Dacian Freelands, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Joevala, Chips and Guac, Glanst, Elvoreto, Comfed, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Outer Shenendoah, Magna Banitia, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Navsland, Yalkan, Wit Noreis, and Rozarus.

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