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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,311th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,425th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,969th
The Grand Republic of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
From the sea, prosperity
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Bay

Population587 million

CapitalAigéarinn

CurrencyBule
AnimalBottlenose Dolphin

The Grand Republic of The Bay is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 587 million Bayians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aigéarinn. The average income tax rate is 81.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Bayian economy, worth 49.0 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 Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is 83,549 Bules, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, Aigéarinn spends billions upgrading public transport, and halberds are common 18th birthday presents. Crime 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.

The Bay is ranked 5,188th in the world and 177th in the South Pacific for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 72.43 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,311thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,425thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,969thSafest: 4,071stMost Pacifist: 4,116thMost Influential: 4,549thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,188thNicest Citizens: 5,548thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,260thMost Inclusive: 6,819thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,330thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 8,993rdMost Income Equality: 9,397thBest Weather: 9,856thHealthiest Citizens: 11,141stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,531stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,570thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,779thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,487thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,746thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,952ndLowest Crime Rates: 12,962ndMost Secular: 13,539thNudest: 14,721stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,089th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 86th in the regionSafest: 120th in the regionMost Pacifist: 134th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 177th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 178th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 183rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Inclusive: 240th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 251st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 277th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 300th in the regionBest Weather: 309th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 324th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 334th in the regionNudest: 338th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 354th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 366th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 370th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 374th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 407th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 413th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 429th in the regionMost Income Equality: 432nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 432nd in the regionLargest Governments: 432nd in the regionMost Influential: 441st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 447th in the regionMost Secular: 453rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 471st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 483rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 507th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Bay was endorsed by The Giga Reich of Ariankido.
  • : The Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, halberds are common 18th birthday presents.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, Aigéarinn spends billions upgrading public transport.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • : The Bay endorsed The United Commonwealth of Negoshi.
  • : The Bay was endorsed by The United Commonwealth of Negoshi.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning.
  • : The Bay was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, international tensions are high as The Bay threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens.

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