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The Human Grey Hybrid Beauty of
Democratic Socialists
We're telling you the future of your planet is at stake
Klaatu 19
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Benevolent 5

Population8.066 billion

CapitalEllipsis 5
LeaderKlaatu 19
FaithGaianism

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman grey hybrid

The Human Grey Hybrid Beauty of Benevolent 5 is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Klaatu 19 with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 8.066 billion Benevolents are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellipsis 5. The average income tax rate is 63.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Benevolent economy, worth 358 trillion Gorts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is 44,480 Gorts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, people with political aspirations study how to make balloon animals, the death penalty has been reintroduced, and UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benevolent 5's national animal is the human grey hybrid, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gaianism.

Benevolent 5 is ranked 47,996th in the world and 1st in Aurora for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,188.15 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, the death penalty has been reintroduced.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, people with political aspirations study how to make balloon animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, schoolchildren learn an R-rated version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes".
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 5, Propaganda and Partisanship 101 is a required class all political candidates must pass before being nominated by their chosen party.

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