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Most Valuable International Artwork: 8,386thMost Income Equality: 23,679th
The Ides of March of
Democratic Socialists
I've shown him more mercy than he deserves
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Some

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Bennecia

Population2.001 billion

CapitalBenecia Colony
LeaderNikolai Andropov

CurrencyFederation Credit
AnimalInterspatial Parasite

The Ides of March of Bennecia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Nikolai Andropov with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 2.001 billion Benecians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benecia Colony. The average income tax rate is 59.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Benecian economy, worth 49.7 trillion Federation Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 24,832 Federation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium, preservative-laden Benecian cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium, charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial, and the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 106,573rd in the world and 72nd in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Smartest Citizens, with 32.23 quips per hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 8,386thTop
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Most Income Equality: 23,679th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, charged suspects often have to wait years before the courts have room to judge their trial.
  • : Bennecia's influence in United Earth Space Probe Agency rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, preservative-laden Benecian cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, film studios own the rights to actors' likenesses until the next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, everyone apparently sends Nikolai Andropov hair-filled lockets, offers to die heroically, and poetic desires to co-parent a child.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Bennecia, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak.

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