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Largest Retail Industry: 562ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 563rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 969th
The Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
Wealth, power, and strength
Influence
Dealmaker
WA Delegate / Minister of Foreign and Defensive Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bej

Population2.153 billion

CapitalBeki
LeaderKing Olegovich
FaithThe church of Borism

CurrencyBeji
AnimalBejian crocodile

The Kingdom of Bej is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Olegovich with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, enslaved workforce, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.153 billion Bejians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beki. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Bejian economy, worth 597 trillion Bejis a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 277,363 Bejis, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,048,082 per year while the poor average 11,315, a ratio of 181 to 1.

Preservative-laden Bejian cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, and there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bej's national animal is the Bejian crocodile, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The church of Borism.

Bej is ranked 1,875th in the world and 2nd in The West Pole for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 242.92 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 562ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 563rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 969thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,201stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,284thMost Secular: 1,340thFattest Citizens: 1,464thMost Armed: 1,563rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,658thTop
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Most Avoided: 1,815thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,828thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,875thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,071stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,117thHighest Average Incomes: 2,440thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,693rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,753rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,785thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,940thLargest Black Market: 3,020thMost Efficient Economies: 4,271stRudest Citizens: 4,806thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,647thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,715thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,872ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,133rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,166thLargest Governments: 8,398thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,681stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,458thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,879thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,728thLowest Crime Rates: 14,116th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the region

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