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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,572ndMost Influential: 3,377thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,071st
The Representative Democracy of
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What is dead may never die
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Economy
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Bethania

Population2.434 billion

CapitalTyto
LeaderGeorge Brady

CurrencyFloren
AnimalGreat Horned Owl

The Representative Democracy of Bethania is a massive, genial nation, ruled by George Brady with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.434 billion Bethanians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tyto. The average income tax rate is 80.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Bethanian economy, worth 162 trillion Florens a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 66,565 Florens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, and the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bethania's national animal is the Great Horned Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Bethania is ranked 30,632nd in the world and 256th in Europeia for Most Developed, scoring 74.98 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,572ndMost Influential: 3,377thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,071stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,158thBest Weather: 10,378thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,413thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,540thNicest Citizens: 10,660thHealthiest Citizens: 11,764thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,955thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,094thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,312thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,738thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,832ndMost Inclusive: 17,116thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,716thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,735thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,379thMost Income Equality: 19,242ndSafest: 20,593rdSmartest Citizens: 22,014thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,615thMost Pacifist: 23,428thMost Secular: 24,508th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 58th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 65th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bethania was endorsed by The Technocratic Republic of Laudesia.
  • : Bethania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Bethania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Bethania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular and Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Bethania, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet.
  • : Following new legislation in Bethania, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Bethania, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence.
  • : Following new legislation in Bethania, the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Bethania, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Bethania was endorsed by The Kingdom of Ecolaria.

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