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The Overclockers of Bayswater

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Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms



Population35.972 billion

CapitalBayswater City


The Overclockers of Bayswater is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Kernel with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 35.972 billion Bayswaterians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bayswater City. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Bayswaterian economy, worth a remarkable 8,672 trillion bits a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 241,081 bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble, up to 40% of voters can finally read the issues they're deciding on, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, and one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bayswater's national animal is the Cat8, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bayswater is ranked 134,359th in the world and 4,353rd in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -4.18 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Populations: 197thMost Cheerful Citizens: 218thHighest Economic Output: 499thHealthiest Citizens: 621stMost Advanced Public Education: 679thNicest Citizens: 758thMost Scientifically Advanced: 824thSmartest Citizens: 987thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,222ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,271stLowest Crime Rates: 1,329thMost Developed: 1,368thBest Weather: 1,497thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,535thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,848thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,903rdLargest Governments: 2,504thSafest: 2,759thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,833rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,178thHighest Average Incomes: 3,252ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,264thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,886thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,380thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,413thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,588thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,846thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,977thMost Influential: 5,141stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,710thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,896thMost Inclusive: 6,351stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,493rdTop
Most Cultured: 8,577thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,837thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,110thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,529thLargest Mining Sector: 15,313thMost Devout: 15,975th
Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 33rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 37th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 39th in the regionBest Weather: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 47th in the regionTop
Safest: 58th in the regionLargest Governments: 66th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 69th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 77th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 77th in the regionMost Influential: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 113th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 115th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 128th in the regionMost Inclusive: 146th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 148th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 153rd in the regionMost Cultured: 191st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 199th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 227th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 251st in the regionTop
Most Devout: 280th in the regionMost Stationary: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 303rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 399th in the regionMost Income Equality: 416th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 454th in the region

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