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Largest Black Market: 950thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,710thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,141st
The Spiral Empire of
Father Knows Best State
When you've got a bad hand, raise until they blink.
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Population12.36 billion



The Spiral Empire of Bycrest is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Bromious with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.36 billion Bycrestials are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tepplin. The average income tax rate is 72.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Bycrestian economy, worth a remarkable 2,781 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 225,070 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, school plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment, lavish state dinners in Tepplin are the state's leading budgetary expenditure, and plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bycrest's national animal is the Shadow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bromism.

Bycrest is ranked 1,710th in the world and 1st in Winterfell for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 22,680.94 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Largest Black Market: 950thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,710thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,141stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,218thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,545thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,904thLargest Mining Sector: 3,973rdMost Influential: 4,500thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,540thHighest Average Incomes: 4,542ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,738thHighest Economic Output: 4,745thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,891stMost Corrupt Governments: 5,359thMost Secular: 6,077thMost Stationary: 7,993rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,727thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,206thTop
Smartest Citizens: 11,333rdLargest Governments: 11,959thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,975thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,021stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,747thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,851stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,195thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,705thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,892ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,193rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,624thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,881stLargest Populations: 20,106th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the region

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