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Most Influential: 971st Safest: 3,050th Nicest Citizens: 4,589th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Liberty or Death
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Benolia

Population3.335 billion

CapitalAlexandria
LeaderPresident Gabris
FaithCourantism

CurrencyDrachma
AnimalPhoenix

The Republic of Benolia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Gabris with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.335 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 Alexandria. The average income tax rate is 79.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Benolian economy, worth 399 trillion Drachmas a year, is 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 119,831 Drachmas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Bins outnumber trees in city parks, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all, and Jennifer Government is a bestseller. 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 41,907th in the world and 2,206th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 69.57 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Influential: 971stTop
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Safest: 3,050thNicest Citizens: 4,589thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,649thMost Pacifist: 4,866thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,170thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,287thBest Weather: 5,615thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,948thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,567thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,349thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,473rdMost Developed: 7,569thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 7,829thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,183rdMost Rebellious Youth: 9,207thMost Inclusive: 9,636thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,548thHealthiest Citizens: 11,239thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,317thSmartest Citizens: 12,176thLowest Crime Rates: 12,412thMost Cultured: 13,075thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,084thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,977thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,013thLargest Governments: 14,422ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,157thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,239th
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Safest: 148th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 242nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 244th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 258th in the regionMost Pacifist: 261st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 266th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 271st in the regionBest Weather: 299th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 311th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 321st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 351st in the regionMost Influential: 360th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 386th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 395th in the regionMost Developed: 424th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 427th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 430th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 480th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 552nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 559th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 574th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 586th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 591st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 629th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 636th in the regionLargest Governments: 638th in the regionMost Cultured: 656th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 687th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 723rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Benolia published "Constitution Act - Chapter IV" (Factbook: Legislation).
  • : Following new legislation in Benolia, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Benolia, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all.
  • : Following new legislation in Benolia, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Following new legislation in Benolia, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Benolia, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.
  • : Benolia published "Constitution Act - Chapter III" (Factbook: Legislation).
  • : Benolia published "Constitution Act - Chapter II" (Factbook: Legislation).
  • : Benolia published "Constitution Act - Chapter I" (Factbook: Legislation).
  • : Benolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.

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