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Most Secular: 5,884thMost Income Equality: 9,912thMost Stationary: 11,774th
The Human-Grey Hybrid Hoi Polloi of
Democratic Socialists
We're telling you the future of your planet is at stake
Klaatu 97
Influence
Hermit
Founder / Affluenza Victim
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Benevolent 97

Population12.654 billion

CapitalEllipse-Sector 97
LeaderKlaatu 97
FaithGaianism

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman-grey hybrid

The Human-Grey Hybrid Hoi Polloi of Benevolent 97 is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Klaatu 97 with a fair hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 12.654 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 Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellipse-Sector 97. The average income tax rate is 64.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Benevolent economy, worth 218 trillion Gorts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Soda Sales, Woodchip Exports, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 17,236 Gorts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Courtrooms can be a little sketchy, the Ellipse-Sector 97 XV Regiment (aka "The Goat Starers") have yet to win a battle, riots have broken out as a water shortage threatens Benevolent 97's stability, and Klaatu 97 is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benevolent 97'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 97 is ranked 166,459th in the world and 1st in Ivy League for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -2.74 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 5,884thMost Income Equality: 9,912thMost Stationary: 11,774th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Benevolent 97 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Benevolent 97 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Benevolent 97 changed its national leader to "Klaatu 97".
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 97, Klaatu 97 is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 97, riots have broken out as a water shortage threatens Benevolent 97's stability.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 97, the Ellipse-Sector 97 XV Regiment (aka "The Goat Starers") have yet to win a battle.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent 97, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
  • : Benevolent 97 changed its national leader to "Klaatu-97".
  • : Benevolent 97 created a custom banner.
  • : Benevolent 97 created a custom banner.

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