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Population6.002 billion



The Free Land of Bytes is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by ByteCommander with an even hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.002 billion Bytesians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Welfare, and Environment are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Byteople. The average income tax rate is 94.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Bytesian economy, worth 940 trillion ByteCoins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 156,776 ByteCoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt, it's surprisingly hard to find pictures of the bad haircuts from ByteCommander's childhood, students abandon classrooms for online education, and garden flower shows rarely smell of roses. Crime is totally unknown. Bytes's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Bytheism.

Bytes is ranked 156,171st in the world and 6,133rd in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 23.33 on the Rand Index.

Best Weather: 1,910thMost Pacifist: 1,972ndTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,183rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,277thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,430thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,815thNicest Citizens: 2,822ndMost Influential: 2,931stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,018thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,036thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,127thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,172ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,177thMost Developed: 3,272ndMost Inclusive: 3,349thHealthiest Citizens: 3,372ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,221stLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,289thSmartest Citizens: 4,310thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,294thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,841stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,879thLargest Governments: 6,117thLowest Crime Rates: 6,498thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,807thSafest: 7,102ndMost Cultured: 7,383rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,888thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,954thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,534thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,136thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,014thMost Secular: 14,237thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,941stMost Stationary: 16,627thHighest Economic Output: 17,904thNudest: 20,219th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 53rd in the regionBest Weather: 57th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 59th in the regionMost Pacifist: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 83rd in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Developed: 97th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 97th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 99th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 102nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 102nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Inclusive: 112th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 116th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 119th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 130th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 148th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 170th in the regionMost Influential: 182nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 189th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 189th in the regionMost Cultured: 194th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 200th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 203rd in the regionSafest: 218th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 228th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 237th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the regionMost Stationary: 243rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 251st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 263rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 302nd in the regionNudest: 342nd in the regionLargest Populations: 368th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 407th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 487th in the regionRudest Citizens: 603rd in the region

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