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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,539thSafest: 1,741stMost Pacifist: 1,770th
The Grand Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
From the sea, prosperity
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The Bay

Population2.891 billion

CapitalAigéarinn
LeaderAbigail Grádoine
FaithCeltic Paganism

CurrencyBule
AnimalBottlenose Dolphin

The Grand Republic of The Bay is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Abigail Grádoine with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, lack of airports, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.891 billion Bayians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aigéarinn. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The powerhouse Bayian economy, worth 365 trillion Bules a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 126,348 Bules, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises, tax revenue is often intercepted by international accountants before ever seeing the national treasury, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs, and saying "don't do anything that Abigail Grádoine wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Bay's national animal is the Bottlenose Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Celtic Paganism.

The Bay is ranked 4,493rd in the world and 120th in the South Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 95.31 Effective Tax Rate.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,539thSafest: 1,741stMost Pacifist: 1,770thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,778thMost Influential: 1,826thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,125thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,138thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,280thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,341stMost Inclusive: 2,440thNicest Citizens: 2,670thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,948thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,462ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,674thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,282ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,493rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,921stBest Weather: 5,128thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,250thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,303rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,933rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,032ndSmartest Citizens: 6,647thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,810thLargest Governments: 6,842ndMost Cultured: 7,612thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,644thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,814thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,908thMost Income Equality: 12,606thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,982ndMost Secular: 13,352ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,257thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,881stMost Developed: 18,197thHighest Average Incomes: 20,175thNudest: 20,209th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 33rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 61st in the regionSafest: 61st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 73rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 75th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 76th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 86th in the regionMost Inclusive: 92nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 93rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 108th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 119th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 120th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 160th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 161st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 162nd in the regionBest Weather: 166th in the regionLargest Governments: 170th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Influential: 194th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 198th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 205th in the regionMost Cultured: 216th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 234th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 239th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 291st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 391st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 401st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 444th in the regionMost Secular: 473rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 493rd in the regionMost Developed: 528th in the regionMost Income Equality: 575th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 587th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 676th in the regionMost Stationary: 687th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 724th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 738th in the region

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