The Empire of Bend Mai is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 454 million Bend Maians 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 Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Siorjo. The average income tax rate is 61.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Bend Maian economy, worth 50.7 trillion guilders a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,702 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Procrastination is a national sport, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations, and tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bend Mai's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Bend Mai was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Most Efficient Economies.
- : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations.
- : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
- : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, procrastination is a national sport.
- : Bend Mai was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
- : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, mandatory state-funded classes teach Libertarianism.
- : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, the love has gone in Bend Mai.
- : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle".
- : Following new legislation in Bend Mai, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
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