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Most Pacifist: 11,382ndMost Rebellious Youth: 11,733rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,728th
The Starlight Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Even from deep space the lights shine bright from Earth
Influence
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Benevolent Aliens

Population4.309 billion

CapitalEllipse Epsilon
LeaderKlaatu
FaithGaianism

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman-grey hybrid

The Starlight Empire of Benevolent Aliens is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Klaatu with an even hand, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, triple-decker prams, and compulsory vegetarianism. The compassionate, devout population of 4.309 billion Benevolent Aliens are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellipse Epsilon. The average income tax rate is 27.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Benevolent Alien economy, worth 135 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, fairly diversified black market in Basket Weaving, Tourism, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. 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 31,490 Gorts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp, and it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children. Crime is totally unknown. Benevolent Aliens'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 Aliens is ranked 85,538th in the world and 2nd in Benevolent States for Highest Poor Incomes, with 27,625.84 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
5%
Most Pacifist: 11,382ndMost Rebellious Youth: 11,733rdTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,728thMost Income Equality: 20,678thSafest: 21,870thNicest Citizens: 26,347thMost Compassionate Citizens: 26,373rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Benevolent Aliens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Benevolent Aliens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Benevolent Aliens changed its national animal to "human-grey hybrid".
  • : Benevolent Aliens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Benevolent Aliens changed its national animal to "human grey hybrid".
  • : Benevolent Aliens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Benevolent Aliens changed its national faith to "Gaianism".
  • : Benevolent Aliens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Benevolent Aliens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Benevolent Aliens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.

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