by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,098thMost Influential: 3,373rdMost Pacifist: 6,700th
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Bend Mai

Population454 million



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.

Bend Mai is ranked 43,527th in the world and 1,812th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,578.56 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,098thTop
Most Influential: 3,373rdMost Pacifist: 6,700thMost Secular: 10,065thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 10,674thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,833rdNicest Citizens: 11,767thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,904thHealthiest Citizens: 12,380thMost Inclusive: 12,400thMost Developed: 13,113thSafest: 13,207thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,403rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,408thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,571stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,914thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,185thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,255thLargest Retail Industry: 16,781stMost Cultured: 17,689thSmartest Citizens: 18,696thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,432ndBest Weather: 19,611thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,725thMost Efficient Economies: 20,651st
Most Pacifist: 378th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 540th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 584th in the regionMost Politically Free: 592nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 594th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 620th in the regionNicest Citizens: 657th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 662nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 666th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 704th in the regionSafest: 710th in the regionMost Developed: 712th in the regionMost Inclusive: 729th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 763rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 788th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 808th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 818th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 872nd in the regionMost Cultured: 881st in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 175 » Prydania, Shibutani, Zumlandia, Brucklania, Former English Colony, Zzozona, Siwale, Hopsin, Yaorozu, Empy, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, New Lakemba, Pallaith, El Fiji Grande, Fauzjhia, Noahs Second Country, The Tampa Bay Rays, Hamerica, Dabarastan, Daulatpur, Pazair, Principia Mathematica, Zeternia, Valentine Z, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Ihese, Saperisole, Ethnon, Territorio di Nessuno, Arlens Apartment, Immenium, Corfad, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dar es Saalam, Notyoutopia, Dreadton, Eschatosia, Libertania Democratica, Daiz, Omnistria, Interdimensional Zone, Newpromisedland, Frances Francis the First of France, Sikol, North Bratislava, Selfgradatude, Seanat, Pigeonstan, Westinor, and 125 others.Wineclaw, Loutsland, Aeolist, Sunto, 1 very fast endotarter, Fel Imass, The Calabash Protectorate, Great Bights Mum, Kranostav, Abject Ludicrosity, The Rhein States, Fayyayid, Sundred, Valhalla123, Arichia, The AP Republic, Joodey, Schnuftelland, McMasterdonia, Iron Cladia, Xagill, Eywaan, Yellops, Aprenencia, DIMAnism, Lux Conos, Jovian Knights, Daxuxian, Vincone Cae, Solcius, Seenvorland, Yokciq Empire, Korovan Isles, Praeceps, Fendlium, Kocherian, Clan Spaniel, Sil Dorsett, The Pantheons, Maclare, Highton Islands, Xentherida, The Iron Lions, PotatoFarmers, New Jamgra, Damsmel, Unimaginable Doom, Nouvelle-Floride, U S Eh, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Xyrron, Nistriabar, Madjack, Ravendi, Labora, Ihsan, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Pokemanland, Buckhem, Xipher, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, WeKnow, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, Pleroma Sans Romans, United Kahndaq, Ultra777, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, Eurochina, Moubarakistan, Solskjar, Neu-Galicia, Great Vritania, Votak Matim, Warancia, Yalgora, Frahnkzaden, Heilhum Imperius, Maott, Napnomadia, Abonland, Innocentic, Dangine, Krazon, Kenaniahistan, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Runeda, Vathnutum, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Therizia, Tyirza, Railroad Crossing, Aerilia, The Endless Eventide, Cretox State, Morover, Visse, Holy Oranz, Loptous, Unsophisticate, Lulubellia, Amprak, Dacian Freelands, Joevala, Chips and Guac, Glanst, Elvoreto, Comfed, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Outer Shenendoah, Magna Banitia, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Navsland, Yalkan, Wit Noreis, Rozarus, Cosmosplosion, Hardscrabble, and Jestings.

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