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The Senate and People of The Byrdlands

“Between everything, there is freedom.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Anteria

Regional Influence: Vassal


The Senate and People of The Byrdlands is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Joseph Hunt with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, vat-grown people, and frequent executions. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.747 billion Byrdlanders 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Relinski. The average income tax rate is 50.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Byrdish economy, worth 389 trillion pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 82,035 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation, and clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Byrdlands's national animal is the grand eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aamalyism.

The Byrdlands is ranked 188,182nd in the world and 264th in Anteria for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.65 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,250thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,239thMost Influential: 5,713thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 11,764thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,360thMost Cultured: 18,663rdLongest Average Lifespans: 21,092ndHealthiest Citizens: 22,033rdSmartest Citizens: 22,270thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,371st
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the region

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