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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,928thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,365thMost Conservative: 20,818th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
NationStates
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Ben Mankiewicz

Population330 million

CurrencyGold Coin
AnimalCow

The Republic of Ben Mankiewicz is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, enslaved workforce, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 330 million Ben Mankiewiczians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.3%.

The strong Ben Mankiewiczian economy, worth 20.3 trillion Gold Coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 61,597 Gold Coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 218,808 per year while the poor average 12,496, a ratio of 17.5 to 1.

The government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, and citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ben Mankiewicz's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ben Mankiewicz is ranked 58,849th in the world and 63rd in Disney World for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 2.24 Bank.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,928thTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 15,365thMost Conservative: 20,818th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit.
  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, acute politicians deride opposition members for being obtuse.
  • : Ben Mankiewicz was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.
  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Ben Mankiewicz, holidays are regarded as the most miserable time of the year.

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