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Most Stationary: 4,099th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,546th Most Devout: 6,591st
The Bits and Bytes of
Father Knows Best State
The only options are Yes and No, True and False.
Influence
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Minister of Interior
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Binary

Population11.722 billion

CapitalCircuit City
LeaderElectron
FaithBinarism

CurrencyBit
AnimalSilicite

The Bits and Bytes of Binary is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Electron with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.722 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, Spirituality, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Circuit City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.1%.

The powerhouse Byten economy, worth a remarkable 1,079 trillion Bits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 92,113 Bits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 262,975 per year while the poor average 25,714, a ratio of 10.2 to 1.

Citizens need a magnifying glass and color chart to distinguish between nearly identical brand labels, former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, and the moral worth of national allies is judged by their GDP. 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 24,023rd in the world and 153rd in Capitalist Paradise for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 262,975.87 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Stationary: 4,099thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,546thMost Devout: 6,591stTop
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Most Influential: 10,211thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,418thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,702ndLargest Mining Sector: 12,008thHighest Economic Output: 12,105thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,024thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,033rdLargest Populations: 15,121st
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 16 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 10 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 10 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 14 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 34 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 34 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 37 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 83 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 71 million infected.
  • : Mytuanona was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from Binary, curing 100 million infected.

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