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The Grand Republic of The Bay

“From the sea, prosperity”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: the South Pacific


The Bay

Population2.74 billion

LeaderAbigail Grádoine
FaithCeltic Paganism

AnimalBottlenose Dolphin

The Grand Republic of The Bay is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Abigail Grádoine with a fair hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, irreverence towards religion, 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.

Tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the The Bay Blood Tithe, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, and government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations. 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 199,926th in the world and 8,060th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -14 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,522ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,589thMost Pacifist: 1,782ndMost Influential: 1,819thSafest: 1,843rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,009thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,346thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,354thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,385thMost Inclusive: 2,448thNicest Citizens: 2,681stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,138thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,412thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,631stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,214thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,557thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,968thBest Weather: 5,287thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,357thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,430thLowest Crime Rates: 6,048thHealthiest Citizens: 6,153rdSmartest Citizens: 6,735thLargest Governments: 6,921stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,138thMost Cultured: 7,679thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,713thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,884thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,683rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,633rdMost Secular: 13,258thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,468thMost Income Equality: 14,912thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,829thMost Developed: 17,254thNudest: 19,524thHighest Average Incomes: 20,116th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 57th in the regionSafest: 62nd 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
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: 102nd 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: 160th in the regionBest Weather: 165th in the regionLargest Governments: 171st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 180th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Influential: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 201st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 211th in the regionMost Cultured: 219th 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: 395th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 469th in the regionMost Secular: 476th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 496th in the regionMost Developed: 499th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 569th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 650th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 696th in the regionMost Stationary: 700th in the regionMost Income Equality: 724th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 735th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Bay voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the The Bay Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed.
  • : The Bay was endorsed by The Republic of Catillos.
  • : The Bay was endorsed by The Empire of B H A R A T.
  • : The Bay was endorsed by The Cantankerous Curmudgeon of Belschaft.
  • : The Bay voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 139 » Saciu, Volaworand, Luddinlande, USNE2018, Xandev, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, The Solar System Scope, Si-topia, Aidenfieeld, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, Darakin, The Filippinas, Barabarom, Aumeltopia, Drystar, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Whimichy, Hanguk-Nippon, Jehenna, Tsvetania, Farengeto, Stoniamera, Tsunamy, Erinor, Qvait, New Juan Carlos Land, Curlyhoward, Unidum, Abarri, The West Valley Mountains, Rabbitz, Commonwealth Of Astoria, Amerion, Kringalia, Beepee, Rebel-topia, Dasko, Blaash, Aurcania, Imperial Duck, Vincent Field, Yeldarbsland, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, New Briantown, Sedunn, Omiri, Empa Aserium, Mapico, The Tecorogan Federation, and 89 others.Direwolf1, Qawe, Tilipria, Astraee, Jaxon, Bear Connors Paradiso, Cohors Stercore, Lambdaland, Madreia, Bleakfoot, Nueva Alta California, PenguinPies, Isles of Creckero, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Kandorith, Tepertopia, Tarnik, Nova Montron, Nowa Europa, Silberne Wache, German Hapsburg, Utondara, The United Expanse, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Dankstergrad, Maeiland, North Catimestistrianes, Japanese Federal Republic, Baltenlands, Kholdan, North Kanuckistan, Ebonhand, West Pastafaria, Hutington, Anserisa, Phanama, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, FreeFishers, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Eskvenn, GI-Land, Sau Man Frescher, Ralphburg, Melicorium, Quh, ChickenDome, Eggraria, Merevane, Dis7Nation, Marinho Islands, Virmena, Gnofnordclancedenilland, Starsight, Tazaman, Shefino, Compli, NganXuan, The Worst army of, Auphelia, Corgitopiaa, Nova Kobol, RussiaSpetsnaz1, Matak Tribes, Laamiva, Techganet, Republik Hintonia, West Fallows, Alaninia, Well F, Rhetiaa, Aschenburg, United States of Vietnam, Valdutz, Vega Naothia, Dossiny, Purple Hyacinth, Sandaoguo, Briteannia, Ovkianos, Drugged Monkeys, Weburya, Myness, Midand, Concrete Slab, Belschaft, B H A R A T, and Catillos.

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