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Best Weather: 1,785thMost Pacifist: 1,952ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,166th
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Population6.459 billion



The Free Land of Bytes is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by ByteCommander with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.459 billion Bytesians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Byteople. The average income tax rate is 94.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Bytesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,002 trillion ByteCoins a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 155,219 ByteCoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, it's surprisingly hard to find pictures of the bad haircuts from ByteCommander's childhood, students abandon classrooms for online education, and garden flower shows rarely smell of roses. Crime is totally unknown. Bytes's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bytheism.

Bytes is ranked 5,767th in the world and 162nd in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 127,676.79 Standard Monetary Units.

Best Weather: 1,785thMost Pacifist: 1,952ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,166thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,268thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,317thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,544thNicest Citizens: 2,852ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,878thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,938thMost Influential: 2,968thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,069thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,085thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,246thMost Developed: 3,271stHealthiest Citizens: 3,336thMost Inclusive: 3,461stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,026thSmartest Citizens: 4,359thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,434thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,145thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,767thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,100thLargest Governments: 6,118thLowest Crime Rates: 6,373rdSafest: 7,011thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,228thMost Cultured: 7,340thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,014thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,324thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,382ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,862ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,994thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,488thMost Secular: 14,662ndMost Rebellious Youth: 15,799thMost Stationary: 16,059thHighest Economic Output: 17,043rd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 46th in the regionBest Weather: 54th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 54th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 56th in the regionMost Pacifist: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 80th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 93rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 98th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 99th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 101st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Inclusive: 116th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 124th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 128th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 134th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 139th in the regionLargest Governments: 159th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 161st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 162nd in the regionMost Influential: 165th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 172nd in the regionMost Cultured: 192nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 210th in the regionSafest: 227th in the regionMost Stationary: 229th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 235th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 247th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 249th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 254th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 271st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 318th in the regionLargest Populations: 337th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 386th in the regionNudest: 423rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 497th in the regionRudest Citizens: 619th in the region

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