by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,337th Safest: 3,008th Nicest Citizens: 4,590th
The Imperial Federation of
New York Times Democracy
Liberty or Death
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck


Population3.677 billion

LeaderAlexandro Elias


The Imperial Federation of Benolia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alexandro Elias with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, pith helmet sales, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.677 billion Benolians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexandroupoli. The average income tax rate is 80.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Benolian economy, worth 438 trillion Drachmas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 119,161 Drachmas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them, and politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Benolia's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Courantism.

Benolia is ranked 4,834th in the world and 270th in The North Pacific for Most Pacifist, with 161.69 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Most Influential: 2,337thSafest: 3,008thNicest Citizens: 4,590thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,665thMost Pacifist: 4,834thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,142ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,211thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,907thBest Weather: 6,085thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,844thMost Developed: 7,805thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,897thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,047thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,139thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 9,066thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,097thMost Inclusive: 9,454thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,383rdHealthiest Citizens: 10,970thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,067thSmartest Citizens: 12,340thLowest Crime Rates: 12,506thMost Cultured: 12,941stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,206thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,937thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,066thLargest Governments: 14,545thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,282ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,320thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,493rdHighest Poor Incomes: 15,581st
Safest: 152nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 255th in the regionNicest Citizens: 261st in the regionMost Pacifist: 270th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 280th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 286th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 288th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 320th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 331st in the regionBest Weather: 338th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 423rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 430th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 430th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 452nd in the regionMost Developed: 456th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 463rd in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 552nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 582nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 583rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 586th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 597th in the regionMost Cultured: 658th in the regionLargest Governments: 659th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 668th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 668th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 710th in the regionMost Influential: 721st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 752nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 785th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 816th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 916th in the regionMost Politically Free: 963rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Benolia changed its national currency to "Drachma" and its leader to "Alexandro Elias".
  • : Benolia altered its national flag.
  • : Benolia changed its national leader to "Alexander Elias".
  • : Benolia changed its national capital to "Alexandroupoli", its currency to "Denarius", its leader to "Governor-General Elias", and its nation type to "Imperial Federation".
  • : Benolia altered its national flag.
  • : Benolia published "Factbook (Non-Canon)" (Factbook: Overview).
  • : Benolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Benolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in Benolia, politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them.
  • : Following new legislation in Benolia, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them.


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