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Largest Black Market: 151stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 159thHighest Poor Incomes: 186th
The Artsy Angel of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Life is like getting pregnant. You get f*cked a lot.
Influence
Enforcer
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Bendicion

Population19.07 billion

CapitalGrand Kalipzty Bendianii
LeaderMary Jane Reinaldi
FaithChristianity

CurrencyDolere
AnimalBald Eagle

The Artsy Angel of Bendicion is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Mary Jane Reinaldi with an even hand, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 19.07 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 juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Kalipzty Bendianii. The average income tax rate is 94.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Bendian economy, worth a remarkable 9,242 trillion Doleres a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 484,645 Doleres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, and lumberjacks only use certified eco-friendly chainsaws. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bendicion's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Bendicion is ranked 204th in the world and 1st in Democritus for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 24,701.11 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Largest Black Market: 151stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 159thHighest Poor Incomes: 186thMost Subsidized Industry: 204thMost Secular: 307thLargest Information Technology Sector: 371stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 374thLargest Retail Industry: 388thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 396thHighest Average Incomes: 444thMost Efficient Economies: 601stRudest Citizens: 664thHighest Economic Output: 758thLargest Publishing Industry: 808thMost Armed: 1,003rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,054thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,079thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,283rdMost Developed: 1,308thMost Patriotic: 1,447thMost Cultured: 1,506thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,516thSmartest Citizens: 1,645thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,894thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,197thLargest Governments: 2,258thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,461stHealthiest Citizens: 2,686thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,344thMost Influential: 4,284thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,613thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,373rdHighest Food Quality: 5,441stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,700thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,801stNudest: 6,364thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,772ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,844thLargest Mining Sector: 10,984thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,654thLargest Populations: 12,936thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,389thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,502ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26,569thMost Beautiful Environments: 26,754th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, lumberjacks only use certified eco-friendly chainsaws.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, the moon's craters are more numerous every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, an aboriginal talking stick is used for leaders' debates at election time.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Bendicion was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Bendicion, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.

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