by Max Barry

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Highest Average Tax Rates: 629th Most Pacifist: 715th Largest Governments: 990th
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The Byrds

Population22.786 billion

CapitalFifth Dimension


The Rickenbacker Jangliness of The Byrds is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by music with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 22.786 billion Byrdsians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fifth Dimension. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Byrdsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,949 trillion serviles a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 85,558 serviles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are sold freely by the government, birth rates have hit an all-time low, racial and religious segregation has become rife as the various groups are loath to mingle, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Byrds's national animal is the conservative, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Byrds is ranked 167,417th in the world and 3,268th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -44.53 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Highest Average Tax Rates: 629thMost Pacifist: 715thLargest Governments: 990thSafest: 1,066thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,099thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,165thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,453rdNicest Citizens: 1,620thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,652ndTop
Best Weather: 1,689thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,947thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,099thSmartest Citizens: 2,117thLowest Crime Rates: 2,144thHealthiest Citizens: 2,619thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,646thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,749thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,781stLargest Populations: 2,876thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,913thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,151stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,604thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,161stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,264thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,333rdMost Cultured: 4,922ndHighest Economic Output: 5,003rdMost Politically Free: 5,776thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,112thTop
Nudest: 8,875thMost Inclusive: 9,684thMost Income Equality: 13,774thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,024thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,155th
Highest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 21st in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionNicest Citizens: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 30th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 33rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 37th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionLargest Populations: 45th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 49th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 51st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 56th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 73rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 85th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 91st in the regionMost Cultured: 92nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 112th in the regionNudest: 152nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 153rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 161st in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 252nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 285th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 296th in the regionMost Secular: 311th in the region

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