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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

Population3.198 billion

LeaderAbigail Grádoine
FaithCeltic Paganism

AnimalBottlenose Dolphin

The Grand Republic of The Bay is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Abigail Grádoine with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, absence of drug laws, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.198 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aigéarinn. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The all-consuming Bayian economy, worth 401 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 highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 125,611 Bules, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political detractors refer to Abigail Grádoine as 'that Bigtopian puppet', 'Totally Not Partisan News' is a line item on the government budget, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, and teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank. 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 211,105th in the world and 8,017th in the South Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -11.75 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,506thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,660thSafest: 1,723rdMost Pacifist: 1,774thMost Influential: 1,880thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,074thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,137thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,262ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,278thMost Inclusive: 2,457thNicest Citizens: 2,605thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,882ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,219thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,516thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,613thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,161stBest Weather: 4,335thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,502ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,673rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,328thLowest Crime Rates: 6,087thHealthiest Citizens: 6,101stLargest Governments: 6,644thSmartest Citizens: 6,785thMost Cultured: 7,482ndHighest Poor Incomes: 8,450thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,276thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 11,344thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,697thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,827thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,050thMost Secular: 13,566thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,348thMost Developed: 16,260thMost Income Equality: 17,977thHighest Average Incomes: 20,542ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,325th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionSafest: 60th in the regionMost Pacifist: 61st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 74th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 76th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 82nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 84th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 88th in the regionMost Inclusive: 90th in the regionNicest Citizens: 91st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 98th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 111th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 111th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 146th in the regionBest Weather: 148th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 151st in the regionLargest Governments: 166th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 170th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 178th in the regionMost Influential: 194th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 199th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 208th in the regionMost Cultured: 217th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 221st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 275th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 309th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 364th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 409th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 430th in the regionNudest: 455th in the regionMost Secular: 479th in the regionMost Developed: 494th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 602nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 623rd in the regionMost Stationary: 654th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 661st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 696th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 758th in the regionMost Income Equality: 807th in the regionLargest Populations: 840th in the region

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