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Largest Retail Industry: 837thFattest Citizens: 965thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,208th
The Everlasting Empire of
Corporate Police State
Wealth, power, and strength
Influence
Superpower
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Bej

Population5.049 billion

CapitalBeki
LeaderEmperor Basil the Great
Faithnone

CurrencyBeji
AnimalBejian crocodile

The Everlasting Empire of Bej is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Basil the Great with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.049 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 tiny, 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 6.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Bejian economy, worth a remarkable 1,193 trillion Bejis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 236,387 Bejis, with the richest citizens earning 7.2 times as much as the poorest.

Attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams, Bejians believe manners maketh the leader, visitors to Bej are microchipped and must be escorted by a Bejian soldier - even to the bathroom, and baby dolls thrown in the trash are a leading cause of panic attacks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 none.

Bej is ranked 23,172nd in the world and 1st in The West Pole for Most Conservative, scoring 78.23 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

Top
1%
Largest Retail Industry: 837thFattest Citizens: 965thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,208thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,309thMost Secular: 1,407thMost Avoided: 1,425thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,759thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,054thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,239thTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,480thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,940thLargest Mining Sector: 2,970thRudest Citizens: 3,127thHighest Average Incomes: 4,161stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,064thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,076thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,323rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,387thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,572ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,584thMost Efficient Economies: 6,980thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,102ndMost Patriotic: 7,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,879thLargest Black Market: 9,979thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,913thMost Influential: 11,188thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,731stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,473rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,312thHighest Economic Output: 15,496thLargest Governments: 17,294thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,739thSmartest Citizens: 17,751stMost Subsidized Industry: 18,199thMost Conservative: 23,172nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bej was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Bej was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Bej, baby dolls thrown in the trash are a leading cause of panic attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Bej, visitors to Bej are microchipped and must be escorted by a Bejian soldier - even to the bathroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Bej, Bejians believe manners maketh the leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Bej, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams.
  • : Following new legislation in Bej, the Bejian crocodile stadiums are open 24/7.
  • : Bej was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Bej, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place.
  • : Following new legislation in Bej, those who don't have a bean to spend don't know a bean about Brasilistanian coffee beans.

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