by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 883rd Most Influential: 2,027th Most Devout: 2,490th
The Roman Catholic Empire of
Father Knows Best State
God is there for us
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population802 million

LeaderEmperor Benjamin Bednar


The Roman Catholic Empire of Bednardia is a huge, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Benjamin Bednar with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical, devout population of 802 million Bednardians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cephas. The average income tax rate is 68.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Bednardian economy, worth 111 trillion Bedrocks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,345 Bedrocks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Emperor Benjamin Bednar, and the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bednardia's national animal is the Elephant, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Bednardia is ranked 106,082nd in the world and 5,804th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 302.73 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 883rdTop
Most Influential: 2,027thMost Devout: 2,490thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,240thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,080thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,306thMost Efficient Economies: 12,218thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,421stLargest Welfare Programs: 13,691stLowest Crime Rates: 13,981stMost Developed: 14,016thHighest Average Incomes: 15,333rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,448thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,288thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,438th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionMost Devout: 101st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 340th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 522nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 551st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 591st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 634th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 645th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 652nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 685th in the regionMost Influential: 735th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 742nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 765th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 784th in the regionMost Developed: 803rd in the regionLargest Governments: 863rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 900th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, foreign leaders never seem to want to shake hands with Emperor Benjamin Bednar.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, airport security is provided by private companies.
  • : Bednardia was endorsed by The You're Adopted of Loli County.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, t-shirts displaying a photo of Emperor Benjamin Bednar performing the Full-Monty are selling out.
  • : Following new legislation in Bednardia, all screens are equal but some are more equal than others.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 167 » Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Siwale, Alunya, El Fiji Grande, Sinelona, Omnistria, Lunallian, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Bearical, Cloydicia, Ozstan, Yaorozu, Uganda Knuckles UK, Ninjak30, Shadowrik, Napnomadia, Sunto, Joodey, Great Bights Mum, Vincone Cae, Kwaj, Notyoutopia, Sundred, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Spartoptia, Dreadton, Steraz, Selfgradatude, Bayern-Straubing, Ainsworth, Koda-Land, The United States of Romania, Kasazzastan, Shibutani, THX1138, Outer Egorniand, New Bremerton, Guer Aike, Malta Comino Gozo, Sheldanada, New Pruessen, Frances Francis the First of France, Unsophisticate, Pallaith, Diodone, Federation Terra Australis, Dar es Saalam, Black Templares, and 117 others.Australiland, General COE, The Sinclarian Provinces, COCONUT-CITY, Ka Ching, Pasargad, Atain, United Draconia, North Bratislava, National Goats, Wineclaw, SillyString, The Pantheons, Zemnaya Svoboda, Buckerino, Justanistan, Wallis Island, Newpromisedland, Holy Oranz, PlanetPunk, Ethnon, Suicidistan, Ara Antrizuls, Sil Dorsett, Maott, Wilkshire, Amauri, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Niradans, Q w e r t y, The Iron Lions, Votak Matim, Panama Coalition, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Sakaryata, Warsaw-Halicz, Divine Eulogy, Guslantis, Sanjurika, Saturns Edge, Spunkland, Novare Res, The Notorious Mad Jack, Ibiscaton, Racoda, Kirostan, Norostilors, The Austro Germanic Union, Misuvelia, Haor Chall, Sacrento, Plangainer, Noiah, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Lower Nubia, Sea Ghost, Vikingiarchy, Intrapolia, Lost Staria, Durgron, Marijuana Haven, Xandarnia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Frostopia, Astronomical, Far Easter Republic, Victoriaans Nederlands, Ejhsa, VarDrade, Valhalla123, Amerian States, Senkaiboashi, Rkainjel, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Yalkan, Apetopia, New Caeitanordia, Lomjia, Dugariana, Huks Gares, Aratani, East Spopovichka, Thiammyalllaland, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, British Pacific Islands, Ikea Rike, Miruma, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, Kingdom of Destsky, Hircea, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, North Altatude, Sockmanland, Former English Colony, Loutsland, Conservadoria, Helia Geopes, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Hileville, The Black Cathedral, and Loli County.

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