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The Grand Republic of The Bay

“From the sea, prosperity”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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The Bay

Population980 million

CapitalAigéarinn

CurrencyBule
AnimalBottlenose Dolphin

The Grand Republic of The Bay is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and smutty television. The compassionate population of 980 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 Healthcare, Administration, and Environment are also considered important, while Defense isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aigéarinn. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Bayian economy, worth 87.7 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 major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 89,447 Bules, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

TB-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, and children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants. 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 79,512th in the world and 3,253rd in the South Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,268.86 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,834thMost Influential: 3,056thMost Pacifist: 3,379thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,533rdSafest: 3,868thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,658thNicest Citizens: 4,964thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,170thMost Inclusive: 5,207thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,835thBest Weather: 6,321stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,073rdTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 7,958thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,268thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,446thMost Income Equality: 8,599thHealthiest Citizens: 8,925thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,934thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,373rdLongest Average Lifespans: 9,386thLowest Crime Rates: 9,768thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,786thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,004thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,342ndLargest Governments: 12,413thMost Secular: 13,265thSmartest Citizens: 13,283rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,923rdNudest: 14,417thMost Cultured: 15,141st
Top
5%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 84th in the regionMost Pacifist: 115th in the regionSafest: 124th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 155th in the regionNicest Citizens: 168th in the regionMost Inclusive: 176th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 185th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 202nd in the regionBest Weather: 202nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 202nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 250th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 265th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 266th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 268th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 270th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 275th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 288th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 300th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 312th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Governments: 325th in the regionNudest: 347th in the regionMost Influential: 350th in the regionMost Income Equality: 376th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 394th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 397th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 408th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 413th in the regionMost Cultured: 453rd in the regionMost Secular: 458th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 458th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 483rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 594th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 602nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Bay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and the Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : The Bay voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, TB-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, tourists are forbidden to enter Native Bayian lands.
  • : Following new legislation in The Bay, in a baffling press conference Leader proudly dismantled a broken door.
  • : The Bay endorsed The Constitutional Monarchy of Gecetesse.
  • : The Bay was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Gecetesse.

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