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Most Conservative: 6,011thMost Devout: 11,254th
The Federation of
Moralistic Democracy
Destiny is no matter of chance
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Good

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Republic of Bethesda

Population897 million

CurrencyDollar
AnimalPegasus

The Federation of Republic of Bethesda is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, devout population of 897 million Bethesdanites are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, moralistic government is dominated by the Department of Spirituality, with Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Industry and International Aid receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 9.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Bethesdanite economy, worth 41.7 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 46,527 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The government seizes all major gold finds, tuba players are paid to quietly whisper into their instruments, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order, and small shoes often wash up on the beach. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Republic of Bethesda's national animal is the Pegasus, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Republic of Bethesda is ranked 123,757th in the world and 1st in Bethesda for Most Avoided, scoring 2.08 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Conservative: 6,011thTop
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Most Devout: 11,254th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Republic of Bethesda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Republic of Bethesda changed its national demonym to "Bethesdanite".
  • : Republic of Bethesda created a custom banner.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Bethesda, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Bethesda, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Bethesda, tuba players are paid to quietly whisper into their instruments.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Bethesda, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Bethesda, drunk drivers are sentenced to death.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Bethesda, police and sick people alike fear the Day of Rest as all institutions are forced to shut down.
  • : Following new legislation in Republic of Bethesda, Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Republic of Bethesda.

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