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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,291stMost Income Equality: 19,219th
The Principality of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
I've shown him more mercy than he deserves
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Superb

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Bennecia

Population763 million

CapitalBenecia Colony

CurrencyFederation Credit
AnimalInterspatial Parasite

The Principality of Bennecia is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 763 million Benecians 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 enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benecia Colony. The average income tax rate is 59.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Benecian economy, worth 16.2 trillion Federation Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 21,254 Federation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gaping tourists take long-distance photos of diseased natives on "indigenous peoples" safari tours, Bennecia's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act, and grandiose stage parents insist superyachts and private cinemas are children's basic needs. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bennecia's national animal is the Interspatial Parasite, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bennecia is ranked 204,980th in the world and 185th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Rudest Citizens, with 23.16 insults per minute.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,291stTop
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Most Income Equality: 19,219th
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Smartest Citizens: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bennecia's influence in United Earth Space Probe Agency rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Bennecia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, grandiose stage parents insist superyachts and private cinemas are children's basic needs.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, Bennecia's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, gaping tourists take long-distance photos of diseased natives on "indigenous peoples" safari tours.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Bennecia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Bennecia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.

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