by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 8,566thBest Weather: 13,957thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,655th
The Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Give that wolf a banana
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Ben and Gaute Land

Population1.603 billion

CapitalBanana City


The Republic of Ben and Gaute Land is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.603 billion Subwoolfians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Banana City. The average income tax rate is 54.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Ben and Gaute Landian economy, worth 78.3 trillion bananas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 48,843 bananas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ben and Gaute Land is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, and advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ben and Gaute Land's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ben and Gaute Land is ranked 238,590th in the world and 3rd in Monkey Empire for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 56,399 Standard Monetary Units.

Least Corrupt Governments: 8,566thBest Weather: 13,957thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 15,655thNicest Citizens: 16,389thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,773rdLargest Welfare Programs: 17,161stMost Pacifist: 19,790thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,623rdSafest: 24,481stMost Rebellious Youth: 25,033rdMost Income Equality: 28,044th

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