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Best Weather: 1,917th Most Pacifist: 2,068th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,139th
The Free Land of
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Population3.541 billion



The Free Land of Bytes is a massive, safe nation, ruled by ByteCommander with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.541 billion Bytesians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Welfare, and Environment are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Byteople. The average income tax rate is 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bytesian economy, worth 552 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 156,118 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 168,694th in the world and 6,246th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 3.46 Obesity Rate.

Best Weather: 1,917thMost Pacifist: 2,068thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,139thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,216thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,358thMost Influential: 2,564thNicest Citizens: 2,572ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,672ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,834thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,950thMost Inclusive: 3,026thMost Developed: 3,124thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,152ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,222ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,288thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,311thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,939thSmartest Citizens: 4,359thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,504thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,423rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,638thLargest Governments: 6,244thLowest Crime Rates: 6,665thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,831stSafest: 7,353rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,662ndMost Cultured: 7,924thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,015thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 9,095thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,200thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,659thHighest Average Incomes: 11,630thNudest: 12,301stMost Secular: 13,035thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,277th
Largest Welfare Programs: 40th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 45th in the regionBest Weather: 53rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 58th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionNicest Citizens: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 77th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 81st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 84th in the regionMost Developed: 89th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 92nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 92nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 92nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 96th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 100th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 107th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 121st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 124th in the regionLargest Governments: 144th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 149th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 158th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 164th in the regionMost Influential: 170th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 174th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 180th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 196th in the regionMost Cultured: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 214th in the regionSafest: 215th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 231st in the regionNudest: 242nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 261st in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 316th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 347th in the regionMost Stationary: 347th in the regionMost Secular: 391st in the regionRudest Citizens: 430th in the regionLargest Populations: 475th in the region

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