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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,282ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,255thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,684th
The Bits and Bytes of
Father Knows Best State
The only options are Yes and No, True and False.
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Binary

Population18.999 billion

CapitalCircuit City
LeaderElectron
FaithBinarism

CurrencyBit
AnimalSilicite

The Bits and Bytes of Binary is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Electron with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 18.999 billion Bytens are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Circuit City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.3%.

The powerhouse Byten economy, worth a remarkable 1,807 trillion Bits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 95,160 Bits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 273,230 per year while the poor average 26,354, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

Judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", and coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Binary's national animal is the Silicite, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Binarism.

Binary is ranked 33,151st in the world and 108th in Capitalist Paradise for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero valid endorsements.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,282ndTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,255thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,684thMost Devout: 9,713thHighest Economic Output: 10,713thMost Influential: 11,645thLargest Populations: 12,217thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15,904thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,282ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,831stLargest Mining Sector: 20,933rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,168thLowest Crime Rates: 23,220thLargest Governments: 23,672nd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Binary was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Binary was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Binary was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Binary was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : The Infection of Edgemaster was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 1 million infected.
  • : The Infection of Edgemaster was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 1 million infected.
  • : The Infection of Edgemaster was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 2 million infected.
  • : The Infection of Edgemaster was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 1 million infected.
  • : The Infection of Edgemaster was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 2 million infected.
  • : The Infection of Edgemaster was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 5 million infected.

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