|Animal||Great Horned Owl|
The Representative Democracy of Bethania is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by George Brady with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.563 billion Bethanians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tyto. The average income tax rate is 81.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Bethanian economy, worth 170 trillion Florens a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 66,515 Florens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, you can't put down the nation's attitude to pet health, and the fire protection service is wholly government-funded. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bethania's national animal is the Great Horned Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bethania was endorsed by The Holy Empire of The Great Sunderlanian Empirical Rule.
- : Bethania was endorsed by The Lucky Beartopia of The Nation of the People of the Nation.
- : Bethania was endorsed by The Community of Sanjira.
- : Bethania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
- : Following new legislation in Bethania, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
- : Following new legislation in Bethania, you can't put down the nation's attitude to pet health.
- : Following new legislation in Bethania, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
- : Bethania was endorsed by The Hard Working Nation of Tital Mania.
- : Bethania was endorsed by The Weirdos' Republic of Ecodandia.
- : Bethania was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Fernlass.
Endorsements Received: 54 » Dat Countreh, Mancheseva City, Polgaria, Arvigiel, Raghallaigh, Eloscape, Pirataria, Brickfield, Precisely Nothing, Le Libertia, Bolger, Liberepublia, Acapais, Lethen, Ipsonasia, Terra Potestatem, Estanglia, Purple Ruthenia, Emastalia, Caffeinated, Greatnessity City, Kingdom of Stargard, Paulotzia, Bri-Tea-Sh Commonwealth, West Wirral, Andradus, Primorye Oblast, Tassaland, Leuxas, Algazzio, Penlopa, New France Republic, Sablania, Pygania, Pland Adanna, The Democratic Peoples, Geektopia, Poulton-with-Fearnhead, Baobab-Bumbaria, Elwin, Cyberpunk, The Lost Men, Lurinsk, Guatemalan Corsica, Euperis, Disney Know it Alls, Ecolaria, Laudesia, Fernlass, Ecodandia, and 4 others.Tital Mania, Sanjira, The Nation of the People of the Nation, and The Great Sunderlanian Empirical Rule.