by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 4,537th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,364th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,258th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The world cannot be unified peacefully.
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population332 million



The Empire of Benisfield is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 332 million Benisfieldians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benisfield. The average income tax rate is 69.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Benisfieldian economy, worth 29.5 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 88,850 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The term cold case has taken on a very literal meaning, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Benisfield, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, and crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benisfield's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Benisfield is ranked 104,437th in the world and 37th in Tatenda for Highest Economic Output, with 29.5 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 4,537thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,364thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,258thMost Authoritarian: 14,853rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,637th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the region

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