by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 613thMost Influential: 1,066thMost Pacifist: 1,702nd
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Justice, piety, loyalty
Erick I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Bend Mai

Population2.349 billion

LeaderErick I


The Empire of Bend Mai is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Erick I with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful population of 2.349 billion Bend Maians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Siorjo. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Bend Maian economy, worth 452 trillion guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 192,613 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Glamping Bend Maians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, the nation's black ops are starting to get on people's nerves, and judicial torture is outsourced overseas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bend Mai's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Elotasni.

Bend Mai is ranked 208,368th in the world and 7,717th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -9.67 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 613thMost Influential: 1,066thMost Pacifist: 1,702ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,754thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,049thNicest Citizens: 2,200thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,253rdTop
Most Inclusive: 2,280thMost Developed: 2,312thHealthiest Citizens: 2,409thLowest Crime Rates: 2,498thSafest: 2,510thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,511thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,740thHighest Food Quality: 3,008thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,185thSmartest Citizens: 3,225thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,277thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,465thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,758thLargest Governments: 3,761stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,796thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,341stBest Weather: 4,444thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,566thMost Efficient Economies: 4,574thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,759thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,975thMost Cultured: 5,337thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,572ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,097thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,124thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,534thHighest Average Incomes: 7,655thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,917thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,989thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,582ndMost Secular: 14,065thMost Income Equality: 22,327th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 102nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 110th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 143rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 145th in the regionSafest: 146th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 147th in the regionMost Developed: 149th in the regionMost Inclusive: 150th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 153rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 154th in the regionNicest Citizens: 155th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 172nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 186th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 191st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 196th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 198th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 201st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 201st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 208th in the regionLargest Governments: 208th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 238th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 253rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 263rd in the regionBest Weather: 274th in the regionMost Cultured: 276th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 282nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 288th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 334th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 369th in the regionMost Influential: 395th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 407th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 562nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 587th in the regionMost Secular: 702nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, judicial torture is outsourced overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, the nation's black ops are starting to get on people's nerves.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, glamping Bend Maians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, hackers post hourly updates on international summits.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, the number of judges has tripled in recent months.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Bend Mai voted for the World Assembly Resolution "End Conversion Therapy".
  • : Bend Mai was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 242 » Prydania, Shibutani, Brucklania, Former English Colony, Siwale, Yaorozu, Empy, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, New Lakemba, Pallaith, El Fiji Grande, The Tampa Bay Rays, Hamerica, Zeternia, Valentine Z, Ethnon, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dar es Saalam, Notyoutopia, Dreadton, Libertania Democratica, Daiz, Omnistria, Newpromisedland, Frances Francis the First of France, Sikol, North Bratislava, Selfgradatude, Seanat, Pigeonstan, Wineclaw, Loutsland, Aeolist, Sunto, 1 very fast endotarter, The Calabash Protectorate, Great Bights Mum, Kranostav, The Rhein States, Joodey, McMasterdonia, Xagill, Eywaan, Yellops, DIMAnism, Lux Conos, Jovian Knights, and 192 others.Vincone Cae, Solcius, Seenvorland, Yokciq Empire, Fendlium, Clan Spaniel, Sil Dorsett, The Pantheons, Highton Islands, Xentherida, The Iron Lions, PotatoFarmers, Unimaginable Doom, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Xyrron, Nistriabar, Ravendi, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Pokemanland, Xipher, Amerian States, WeKnow, Illusia and Neverendia, Pleroma Sans Romans, United Kahndaq, Eastern Cous Empria, Moubarakistan, Solskjar, Votak Matim, Heilhum Imperius, Maott, Napnomadia, Innocentic, Dangine, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Runeda, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Railroad Crossing, Aerilia, The Endless Eventide, Cretox State, Morover, Visse, Holy Oranz, Loptous, Unsophisticate, Lulubellia, Joevala, Chips and Guac, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Outer Shenendoah, Yalkan, Hardscrabble, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Merconitonitopia, A Salmon Named Harold, Republica Guilleana, Wilkshire, Viridiann, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Pytong, R libanon, Ozstan, Bankowiata, East Akra, Venicea, AmManies, Altivia, The Stratosphere Islands, TLTland, Pasargad, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Ellbonnia, Khoik, Odelinor, The Serdey Islands, Slyakanya, The Pleiads, Strongwill, Nodnarb, The Jerichowan Country, Climeria, Animu Place, Seijitsu, New Michag, Blyskalia, Star Kingdom, Galbadiana, Darkmondoria, Godwanna, Svenskskit, His Enduring Majesty, Bharathvarsh, Wisconsota, Que Lukustinardon, The Republic of Free Peoples, Planes, Morgul, Zyvetskistaahn, Super Girl, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, Orado, Glurponia, Testnation223, Volstokn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Vesteysia, Kromi, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Travislavania, Nordic-British Union, Figyjharli, Tyirza, Wapistan, Aryan Homeland, Mon Island, Steampunk Ariel, Qurtuba, Jaxikistan, New Celoveniortan, Cajland, ForestMythal, Singamadri, Tsandonown, Katuda, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Intion North, Fraystonia, Card Kingdom, Capablanca, Andanavia, Mitropola, Sopernia, Bearical, Nova Arcania, Unshleepd, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Nation1812, Sahriastan, United Capitalist Provinces, British-Australia, Perikuresu, Lionia, Beta Cyndriel, The Blazeland Administration, Tibus Heth, Liberum Hibernia, Praeceps, Zapiron, Palgo, Dabarastan, Noesantara, Rising Sakura, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Kazoo Basin, Shlama, Tringapore, Kaihe, Teothopia, Antonimus, Paradeavenlisian States, Cereskia, Religioncord, Nuronte, Lunar Cities of America, Picairn, New Trisone, Faircliff, Advancia-Sizzletown, Koletsia, Aguaria Major, ChristianVille of the USA, Larger Green Plants, Hellsinky, Joseph Joestar 2nd part, Unitary Frontiers, Chuuni Weebs, ABC, Technocratic-european Countries, United Engiresco, Skerordere Ang, Tachycardia, Pazair, Kwaj, and Veltvalen.

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