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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,021stMost Influential: 1,441stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,231st
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Population1.408 billion

CapitalMount Hope

CurrencyBywellian Dollar

The Republic of Bywell is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.408 billion Bywellians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mount Hope. The average income tax rate is 81.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bywellian economy, worth 144 trillion Bywellian Dollars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 102,318 Bywellian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Women have a strange proclivity for dressing up as caped weasels, discarded pennies litter the streets, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bywell's national animal is the Alpaca, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bywell is ranked 193,673rd in the world and 7,740th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -6.65 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,021stMost Influential: 1,441stTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,231stMost Pacifist: 5,189thSafest: 6,010thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,111thBest Weather: 6,745thNicest Citizens: 7,176thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,579thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,586thMost Inclusive: 8,604thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,961stMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,024thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,631stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,644thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,700thHealthiest Citizens: 10,088thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,753rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,088thTop
Most Cultured: 12,510thMost Developed: 13,530thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,249thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,493rdLowest Crime Rates: 15,697thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,030thSmartest Citizens: 16,441stMost Secular: 17,179thLargest Governments: 17,824thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,514thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,853rdMost Subsidized Industry: 22,390th
Largest Welfare Programs: 158th in the regionMost Pacifist: 302nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 314th in the regionSafest: 336th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 380th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 390th in the regionNicest Citizens: 397th in the regionBest Weather: 405th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 422nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 435th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 518th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 550th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 566th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 573rd in the regionMost Influential: 582nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 582nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 597th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 606th in the regionMost Cultured: 643rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 678th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 713th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 743rd in the regionMost Developed: 769th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 779th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 830th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 847th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 865th in the regionMost Secular: 882nd in the regionLargest Governments: 888th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bywell was endorsed by The Caspian Commonwealth of Dabarastan.
  • : Bywell voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ellenburg".
  • : Bywell voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Native Prairies and Grasslands".
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, women have a strange proclivity for dressing up as caped weasels.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly.
  • : Following new legislation in Bywell, veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 193 » Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Shadowrik, Crusadam, Chips and Guac, The Endless Eventide, Aerilia, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Prydania, East Akra, Shibutani, Yaorozu, Dreadton, New Lakemba, Draconian Progression, Cretox State, Guer Aike, The Rhein States, The Tampa Bay Rays, Koda-Land, Hamerica, Brucklania, Omnistria, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Wilkshire, Empy, Joodey, Republica Guilleana, PotatoFarmers, Orado, Kragsgale, Great Bights Mum, Corfad, Notyoutopia, Ethnon, Zzozona, Territorio di Nessuno, Former English Colony, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Selfgradatude, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Siwale, Highton Islands, Heilhum Imperius, Leewood, Xagill, Simone Republic, Dar es Saalam, Sil Dorsett, and 143 others.Newpromisedland, Votak Matim, Kranostav, Merconitonitopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Loutsland, Innocentic, Yokciq Empire, Seenvorland, Sikol, Pytong, North Bratislava, Vincone Cae, Morover, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, Xipher, Outer Shenendoah, Democratic HomeLand, Ozstan, United Kahndaq, Venicea, El Fiji Grande, Pallaith, Tir na Saoirse Alainn, 1 very fast endotarter, The Stratosphere Islands, Holy Oranz, Sunto, Pasargad, The Iron Lions, Imperial Pieserged, PEG, The Pantheons, Sevinland, Desvios, Wineclaw, Yellops, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Eywaan, Libertania Democratica, The Serdey Islands, Odelinor, Slyakanya, The Pleiads, Nodnarb, Godwanna, Daiz, The Jerichowan Country, Climeria, Rinadia, Strongwill, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Free Atlantis, Star Kingdom, Svenskskit, His Enduring Majesty, Bharathvarsh, Galbadiana, Illusia and Neverendia, Ellbonnia, Xentherida, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Que Lukustinardon, Zyvetskistaahn, Runeda, Planes, Darkmondoria, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, KhalChicken, Glurponia, Wisconsota, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Volstokn, Barabolia, Moubarakistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Pleroma Sans Romans, Vesteysia, Kromi, Aoncarpa, Svenskan, Clan Spaniel, Francois Isidore, Nuronte, Valgarda, Figyjharli, Maott, Wapistan, Travislavania, Dangine, Soleha, Siforpeo, Shotokonia, Super Girl, Xyrron, Steampunk Ariel, Aryan Homeland, Mon Island, Defense For The World Assembly, Tyirza, Tsandonown, Korean-Joseon, Solmetria, The Calabash Protectorate, Seanat, ForestMythal, Libvillia, Greater Ale Permars, Intion North, Card Kingdom, Fraystonia, Kastonvia, Capablanca, Andanavia, Sopernia, Ariele, Nova Arcania, Bearical, Fizban, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Sahriastan, Tringapore, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Lionia, The Blazeland Administration, ROM, Tibus Heth, Nimarya, New Celoveniortan, Pazair, Praeceps, Palgo, and Dabarastan.

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