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.
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.
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