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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,166th Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,389th Most Pacifist: 2,409th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Long live the Republic! Long live Benjastan!
President Benjamin T Pickles
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Benjastam

Population2.473 billion

CapitalThomasville
LeaderPresident Benjamin T Pickles

CurrencyBenjastanian Dollar
AnimalOwl

The Republic of Benjastam is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Benjamin T Pickles with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 2.473 billion Benjastanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thomasville. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Benjastanian economy, worth 277 trillion Benjastanian Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 112,341 Benjastanian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extreme political groups are outlawed, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, and there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benjastam's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Benjastam is ranked 78,543rd in the world and 2nd in Independent Powers of the New Earth for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,166thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,389thMost Pacifist: 2,409thNicest Citizens: 2,728thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,920thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,335thMost Inclusive: 3,341stBest Weather: 3,487thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,894thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,906thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,048thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,669thHealthiest Citizens: 4,776thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,125thLowest Crime Rates: 5,326thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,431stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,184thMost Developed: 6,446thSafest: 7,432ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 7,785thLargest Governments: 8,421stLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,893rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,329thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,880thMost Secular: 11,532ndSmartest Citizens: 11,773rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,800thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,903rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,222nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Benjastam, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjastam, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjastam, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjastam, extreme political groups are outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjastam, some Benjastanian athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events.
  • : Benjastam was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Benjastam, every spring railroad foundations erode to reveal human remains.
  • : Benjastam was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Benjastam, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers.
  • : Following new legislation in Benjastam, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.

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