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Most Influential: 2,803rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,859thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,990th
The Embodiment of Hope of
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The Byrdlands

Population9.206 billion

CapitalRelinski
LeaderByrd Probably
FaithAamalyism

Currencypound
Animalgrand eagle

The Embodiment of Hope of The Byrdlands is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Byrd Probably with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.206 billion Byrdlanders enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government prioritizes Healthcare, although Education, Industry, and Defense are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Relinski. The average income tax rate is 63.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Byrdish economy, worth 757 trillion pounds a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 82,281 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation, and clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Byrdlands's national animal is the grand eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aamalyism.

The Byrdlands is ranked 288,434th in the world and 185th in Anteria for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 21.42 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,859thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,990thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,007thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,017thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,136thLeast Corrupt Governments: 14,625thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 16,315thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,498thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,452ndMost Cultured: 20,080thHealthiest Citizens: 20,377thBest Weather: 20,491stSmartest Citizens: 21,109thHighest Food Quality: 21,753rdMost Advanced Public Education: 27,514thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28,545thMost Developed: 28,639thMost Inclusive: 29,098thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 29,189thHighest Poor Incomes: 29,468th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 16th in the regionMost Politically Free: 16th in the region

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