by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 977thMost Influential: 1,517thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,041st
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
From coast to coast
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Population1.267 billion

CapitalMount Hope

CurrencyBywellian Dollar

The Republic of Bywell is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.267 billion Bywellians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Hope. The average income tax rate is 80.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bywellian economy, worth 126 trillion Bywellian Dollars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,189 Bywellian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Leader's bedroom, and the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bywell's national animal is the Alpaca, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bywell is ranked 7,458th in the world and 436th in The North Pacific for Best Weather, with 253 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 977thMost Influential: 1,517thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,041stMost Pacifist: 5,301stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,735thSafest: 6,175thNicest Citizens: 7,255thBest Weather: 7,458thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,777thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,284thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,884thMost Inclusive: 9,066thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,126thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,202ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,390thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,394thHealthiest Citizens: 10,828thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,700thMost Cultured: 11,976thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,012thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 14,993rdMost Advanced Public Education: 15,317thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,754thMost Developed: 15,842ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,905thMost Secular: 17,491stSmartest Citizens: 17,527thHighest Drug Use: 17,906thLargest Governments: 18,807thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,131stMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,185thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,749th
Largest Welfare Programs: 149th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 291st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 293rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 304th in the regionSafest: 356th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 394th in the regionNicest Citizens: 400th in the regionBest Weather: 436th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 445th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 454th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 505th in the regionMost Inclusive: 552nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 588th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 591st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 593rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 599th in the regionMost Cultured: 614th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 619th in the regionMost Influential: 626th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 626th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 668th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 760th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 828th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 836th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 842nd in the regionMost Secular: 895th in the regionMost Developed: 899th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 919th in the regionLargest Governments: 941st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Leader's bedroom.
  • : Bywell was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Bywell was endorsed by The Happy April Fools of Tringapore.
  • : Bywell was endorsed by The Lucky Islamic Republic of Cereskia.
  • : Bywell endorsed The People's Republic of Free mankind.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 201 » Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Shadowrik, Crusadam, Chips and Guac, The Endless Eventide, Aerilia, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Prydania, East Akra, Shibutani, Yaorozu, Dreadton, New Lakemba, Draconian Progression, Cretox State, Guer Aike, The Rhein States, The Tampa Bay Rays, Koda-Land, Hamerica, Brucklania, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Wilkshire, Empy, Joodey, Republica Guilleana, PotatoFarmers, Orado, Kragsgale, Great Bights Mum, Corfad, Notyoutopia, Ethnon, Zzozona, Territorio di Nessuno, Former English Colony, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Andexia, Sundred, Selfgradatude, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Siwale, Highton Islands, Heilhum Imperius, Leewood, Xagill, Simone Republic, and 151 others.Dar es Saalam, Sil Dorsett, Newpromisedland, Votak Matim, Religioncord, Kranostav, Merconitonitopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Loutsland, Innocentic, Yokciq Empire, Seenvorland, Sikol, Pytong, North Bratislava, Dabarastan, Vincone Cae, Morover, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Xipher, Outer Shenendoah, Democratic HomeLand, Ozstan, United Kahndaq, Venicea, El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Tir na Saoirse Alainn, 1 very fast endotarter, The Stratosphere Islands, Holy Oranz, Sunto, Pasargad, The Iron Lions, Imperial Pieserged, PEG, The Pantheons, Sevinland, Desvios, Wineclaw, Yellops, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Eywaan, Libertania Democratica, The Serdey Islands, Odelinor, Slyakanya, The Pleiads, Nodnarb, Godwanna, Daiz, The Jerichowan Country, Hewani, Climeria, Rinadia, Strongwill, Seijitsu, Colfes, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Free Atlantis, Star Kingdom, Svenskskit, His Enduring Majesty, Bharathvarsh, GenshinImpact, Galbadiana, Illusia and Neverendia, Ellbonnia, Xentherida, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Que Lukustinardon, Zyvetskistaahn, Runeda, Planes, Otakus and Weebs, Darkmondoria, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, KhalChicken, Glurponia, Wisconsota, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Volstokn, Barabolia, Moubarakistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Pleroma Sans Romans, Vesteysia, Kromi, Aoncarpa, Svenskan, Clan Spaniel, Francois Isidore, Nuronte, Valgarda, Free Salvation, Figyjharli, Maott, Sanjurika, Wapistan, Trumpski, Travislavania, Dangine, Lol2639, Soleha, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Super Girl, BTProductions, Xyrron, Steampunk Ariel, Aryan Homeland, Mon Island, Defense For The World Assembly, Tyirza, Centrialand, Tsandonown, Korean-Joseon, Solmetria, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, ForestMythal, Libvillia, Greater Ale Permars, Intion North, Card Kingdom, Boston Castle, Fraystonia, Kastonvia, Solimun, Capablanca, Andanavia, Sopernia, Ariele, Nova Arcania, Bearical, Fizban, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Free mankind, Sahriastan, Cereskia, and Tringapore.

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