by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 8,501stMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,004thSafest: 12,994th
The Dominion of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Even from deep space the lights shine bright from Earth
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Superb

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Benevolent Lifeforms

Population1.159 billion

CapitalEllipsis 17

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman-grey hybrid

The Dominion of Benevolent Lifeforms is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic, devout population of 1.159 billion Benevolent Lifeformsians 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 46.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Benevolent Lifeformsian economy, worth 19.5 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 Tourism, Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. 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 16,831 Gorts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, and Benevolent Lifeforms has designated Ellipsis 17 as its capital city. 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.

Benevolent Lifeforms is ranked 183,400th in the world and 4th in Benevolent States for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 398.38 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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