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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,522ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,586thMost Pacifist: 1,782nd
The Grand Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
From the sea, prosperity
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The Bay

Population2.74 billion

CapitalAigéarinn
LeaderAbigail Grádoine
FaithCeltic Paganism

CurrencyBule
AnimalBottlenose Dolphin

The Grand Republic of The Bay is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Abigail Grádoine with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.74 billion Bayians 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.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aigéarinn. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The powerhouse Bayian economy, worth 345 trillion Bules a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 126,043 Bules, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the The Bay Blood Tithe, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home, and Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Bay's national animal is the Bottlenose Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Celtic Paganism.

The Bay is ranked 199,532nd in the world and 8,034th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -14 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,522ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,586thMost Pacifist: 1,782ndMost Influential: 1,818thSafest: 1,840thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,007thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,325thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,355thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,382ndMost Inclusive: 2,472ndNicest Citizens: 2,682ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,136thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,410thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,627thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,212thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,555thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,965thBest Weather: 5,281stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,353rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,426thLowest Crime Rates: 6,044thHealthiest Citizens: 6,147thSmartest Citizens: 6,716thLargest Governments: 6,920thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,139thMost Cultured: 7,672ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,684thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,872ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,669thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,617thMost Secular: 13,242ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,464thMost Income Equality: 14,894thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,808thMost Developed: 17,238thNudest: 19,476thHighest Average Incomes: 20,102nd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 57th in the regionSafest: 61st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 72nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 74th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 82nd in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 83rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 86th in the regionMost Inclusive: 89th in the regionNicest Citizens: 92nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 103rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 113th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 117th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 159th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 159th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 161st in the regionBest Weather: 166th in the regionLargest Governments: 171st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 180th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 195th in the regionMost Influential: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 199th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 213th in the regionMost Cultured: 218th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 242nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 273rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 363rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 384th in the regionNudest: 394th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 463rd in the regionMost Secular: 475th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 498th in the regionMost Developed: 500th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 569th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 651st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 698th in the regionMost Stationary: 700th in the regionMost Income Equality: 721st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 736th in the region

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