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Best Weather: 1,906thMost Pacifist: 1,958thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,177th
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Population5.954 billion



The Free Land of Bytes is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by ByteCommander with an even hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.954 billion Bytesians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Byteople. The average income tax rate is 94.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Bytesian economy, worth 933 trillion ByteCoins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 156,801 ByteCoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, it's surprisingly hard to find pictures of the bad haircuts from ByteCommander's childhood, students abandon classrooms for online education, and garden flower shows rarely smell of roses. Crime is totally unknown. Bytes's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bytheism.

Bytes is ranked 85,837th in the world and 4,016th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 20.28 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Best Weather: 1,906thMost Pacifist: 1,958thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,177thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,264thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,425thNicest Citizens: 2,795thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,867thMost Influential: 2,943rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,014thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,039thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,116thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,156thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,159thMost Developed: 3,276thMost Inclusive: 3,337thHealthiest Citizens: 3,368thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,217thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,296thSmartest Citizens: 4,312thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,313thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,776thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,878thLargest Governments: 6,130thLowest Crime Rates: 6,472ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,783rdSafest: 7,100thMost Cultured: 7,399thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,897thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,960thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,260thMost Efficient Economies: 9,567thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,115thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,014thMost Secular: 14,197thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,909thMost Stationary: 16,681stHighest Economic Output: 18,045thNudest: 20,021st
Most Cheerful Citizens: 48th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 50th in the regionBest Weather: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 57th in the regionMost Pacifist: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 80th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 91st in the regionMost Developed: 94th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 95th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 97th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 100th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 100th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 108th in the regionMost Inclusive: 111th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 115th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 116th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 129th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 145th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 167th in the regionMost Influential: 174th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 183rd in the regionMost Cultured: 191st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 192nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 202nd in the regionSafest: 219th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 233rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 234th in the regionMost Stationary: 243rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 244th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 264th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 294th in the regionNudest: 353rd in the regionLargest Populations: 364th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 402nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 485th in the regionRudest Citizens: 623rd in the region

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