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The Protectorate of Beyo

“Justice, Piety, Loyalty” William Never

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: United Nations of Earthlings

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Beyo

Population1.327 billion

CapitalMangriang City
LeaderWilliam Never
FaithCatholic

Currencydollar
Animalsheep

The Protectorate of Beyo is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by William Never with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, democratic population of 1.327 billion Beyoans 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 tiny government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mangriang City. The average income tax rate is 8.3%.

The strong Beyoan economy, worth 90.2 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. Average income is 67,943 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, the Gallery of Instasnap is the most popular museum in the country, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, and babies are a small but significant export. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Beyo's national animal is the sheep, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholic.

Beyo is ranked 23,494th in the world and 3rd in United Nations of Earthlings for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 105.54 on the Hayek Index.

Top
5%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,865thTop
10%
Largest Mining Sector: 14,663rd
Top
10%
Most Primitive: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Beyo's influence in United Nations of Earthlings rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Beyo was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Beyo, babies are a small but significant export.
  • : Following new legislation in Beyo, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : Following new legislation in Beyo, the Gallery of Instasnap is the most popular museum in the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Beyo, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Beyo, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in Beyo, only adults may purchase violent video games.
  • : Beyo lodged a message on the United Nations of Earthlings Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Beyo, island residents must resort to canoes and sailboats to get to work.

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