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Most Subsidized Industry: 15th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 110th Largest Black Market: 143rd
The Lurking Shadow of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Prosperity and Dictatorship are One
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Bendicion

Population12.982 billion

CapitalGrand Kalipzty Bendianii
LeaderPresident Gbendicion
FaithChristianity

CurrencyDolere
AnimalBald Eagle

The Lurking Shadow of Bendicion is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Gbendicion with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.982 billion Bendians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Industry, with Defense, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Kalipzty Bendianii. The average income tax rate is 93.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Bendian economy, worth a remarkable 5,315 trillion Doleres a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 409,480 Doleres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government is spending billions of taxpayer Doleres to support "struggling" industries, photographers have to apply for a license to photograph President Gbendicion, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, and the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bendicion's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Bendicion is ranked 59,340th in the world and 22nd in Democritus for Most Pro-Market, scoring 52.56 on the Rand Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 15thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 110thLargest Black Market: 143rdLargest Retail Industry: 217thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 262ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 310thHighest Average Incomes: 522ndRudest Citizens: 585thLargest Information Technology Sector: 685thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 889thMost Armed: 991stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,336thHighest Economic Output: 1,359thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,619thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,956thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,960thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,048thMost Cultured: 2,103rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,159thMost Efficient Economies: 2,257thLargest Governments: 2,307thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,426thMost Developed: 2,695thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,819thSmartest Citizens: 3,057thNudest: 3,440thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,313thLargest Mining Sector: 4,413thMost Secular: 4,563rdMost Influential: 4,580thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,086thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,309thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,367thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,747thMost Avoided: 6,198thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,625thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,568thHealthiest Citizens: 10,107thHighest Drug Use: 12,035thMost Average: 12,644thLargest Populations: 14,749th
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Average: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bendicion voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, photographers have to apply for a license to photograph President Gbendicion.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, the government is spending billions of taxpayer Doleres to support "struggling" industries.
  • : Bendicion lodged a message on the Democritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Bendicion lodged a message on the Democritus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, surrealist houses shaped like mushrooms and volcanoes dominate the wealthiest neighborhoods.

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