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Most Primitive: 6,115th Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,905th Largest Welfare Programs: 8,134th
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Benevolent One

Population7.571 billion

CapitalEllipse-Sector 1
LeaderKlaatu 2
FaithGaianism

CurrencyGort
Animalhuman-grey hybrid

The Infinite Astronomical Units of Benevolent One is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Klaatu 2 with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 7.571 billion Benevolents have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ellipse-Sector 1. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Benevolent economy, worth 346 trillion Gorts a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Soda Sales, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 45,820 Gorts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Benevolent language, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, and vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benevolent One'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 One is ranked 36,410th in the world and 11th in Paradise for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring zero on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Primitive: 6,115thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,905thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,134thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,136thMost Average: 11,255thMost Devout: 11,498thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,215thNicest Citizens: 14,548th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Average: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Benevolent language.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, works of historical fiction contain a surprising lack of historical figures.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, the moral worth of national allies is judged by their GDP.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates.
  • : Following new legislation in Benevolent One, legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on.

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