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Most Income Equality: 8,818thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,549thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,835th
The Dominion of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Even from deep space the lights shine bright from Earth
Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Superb

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Benevolent Lifeforms

Population4.323 billion

CapitalEllipsis 17
LeaderKlaatu
FaithGaia-ism

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman-grey hybrid

The Dominion of Benevolent Lifeforms is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Klaatu with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.323 billion Benevolent Lifeforms love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellipsis 17. The average income tax rate is 47.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Benevolent Lifeformsian economy, worth 71.4 trillion Gorts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 16,524 Gorts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, and the Man in the Plastic Mask has been imprisoned in the Capital Penitentiary. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benevolent Lifeforms's national animal is the human-grey hybrid, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gaia-ism.

Benevolent Lifeforms is ranked 203,758th in the world and 4th in Benevolent States for Highest Poor Incomes, with 15,743.71 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Income Equality: 8,818thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,549thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,835thSafest: 12,421stTop
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Most Pacifist: 13,400thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 24,090th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Benevolent Lifeforms changed its national faith to "Gaia-ism".
  • : Benevolent Lifeforms was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Benevolent Lifeforms was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Benevolent Lifeforms changed its national leader to "Klaatu".
  • : Benevolent Lifeforms was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Benevolent Lifeforms was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest and the Top 10% for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Lifeforms, the Man in the Plastic Mask has been imprisoned in the Capital Penitentiary.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Lifeforms, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Lifeforms, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent Lifeforms, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes.

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