by Max Barry

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Safest: 2,946th Nicest Citizens: 4,517th Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,603rd
The Federation of
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Population4.124 billion


The Federation of Benolia is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.124 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. The average income tax rate is 80.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Benolian economy, worth 491 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.

Factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, cosmopolitan citizens ask what their countries can do for them, politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them, and the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery. 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.

Benolia is ranked 47,236th in the world and 2,259th in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 174,186.53 Standard Monetary Units.

Safest: 2,946thNicest Citizens: 4,517thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,603rdMost Pacifist: 4,753rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,946thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,989thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,805thBest Weather: 6,016thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,747thMost Developed: 7,846thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,887thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,041stLongest Average Lifespans: 8,082ndTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,541stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,661stMost Inclusive: 9,124thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,701stMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,245thMost Influential: 10,714thHealthiest Citizens: 10,739thSmartest Citizens: 12,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 12,305thMost Cultured: 12,415thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,923rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,391stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,045thLargest Governments: 14,248thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,038thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,144thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,587th
Safest: 159th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 236th in the regionNicest Citizens: 257th in the regionMost Pacifist: 268th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 272nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 273rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 274th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 314th in the regionBest Weather: 328th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 329th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 332nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 397th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 438th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 442nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 443rd in the regionMost Developed: 461st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 464th in the regionMost Inclusive: 542nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 560th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 592nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 593rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 598th in the regionMost Cultured: 620th in the regionLargest Governments: 670th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 682nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 688th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 733rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 771st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 821st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Benolia's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Benolia revoked its national leader.
  • : Benolia revoked its national faith.
  • : Benolia revoked its national capital.
  • : Benolia altered its national flag.
  • : Benolia relocated from Balder to The North Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Benolia, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Benolia changed its national nation type to "Federation".
  • : Benolia's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Benolia's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".


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