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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 976th Largest Black Market: 1,324th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,650th
The Airport of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We fly
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Benina International

Population15.263 billion

CapitalBenina
LeaderThe Pilot
FaithFlying

CurrencyBenina
Animaleagle

The Airport of Benina International is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Pilot with an even hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.263 billion Benina Internationalians 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 large, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benina. The average income tax rate is 80.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Benina Internationalian economy, worth a remarkable 2,427 trillion Beninas a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 159,074 Beninas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, a recent political debate came to a quick close once the ruling party decreed it was "just plain silly", and suicide victims often leave behind cash to cover the cost of their fines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benina International's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Flying.

Benina International is ranked 166,461st in the world and 1st in Benghazi for Most Cultured, scoring 47 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 976thLargest Black Market: 1,324thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,650thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,843rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,200thMost Stationary: 2,381stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,777thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,836thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,571stMost Devout: 4,739thHighest Economic Output: 4,798thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,014thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,456thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,434thMost Influential: 7,587thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,912thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,493rdTop
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Most Avoided: 8,830thLargest Populations: 9,956thLargest Governments: 10,609thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,713thHighest Average Incomes: 10,840thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,442ndHealthiest Citizens: 13,686thMost Developed: 14,376thLowest Crime Rates: 14,775th

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