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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,123rdMost Pacifist: 11,842ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,200th
The Watery World of
Democratic Socialists
Benevolent Earth protects it's bio-diversity
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Benevolent Earth

Population6.081 billion

CapitalEllipsis
LeaderKlattu
FaithGaianism

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman grey hybrid

The Watery World of Benevolent Earth is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Klattu with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 6.081 billion Benevolent Earthers 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, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellipsis. The average income tax rate is 29.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Benevolent Earthian economy, worth 429 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, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. 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 70,644 Gorts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Ellipsis, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market, and a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate. Crime is totally unknown. Benevolent Earth'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 Earth is ranked 86,236th in the world and 1st in BENEVOLENT EMPIRE for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 2,657.02 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,123rdMost Pacifist: 11,842ndTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,200thLargest Black Market: 19,336thMost Stationary: 20,099thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,826thNicest Citizens: 23,680thHighest Drug Use: 23,838thSafest: 25,163rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate.
  • : Benevolent Earth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Ellipsis.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been banned for advocating gluttony.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, the nation's best artists are considered pretty easy to beat.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Earth, Benevolent Earthian Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock.

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